There must be something about Merry Christmas that interests everyone, regardless of whether you are a child, a youngster, or a grown-up. People eagerly wait each year for this beautiful festival.
Everything about this celebration is beautiful and astonishing in its way: be it the glittery lighting, delicious food, presents, pastries, or the most special, Santa Claus. However, most importantly, what makes most of the difference is the quality time and the exceptional hours spent with your family and friends.
Every year on 25 December, Christmas is celebrated for stamping the remembrance of Jesus Christ's birth. The name 'Christmas' is acquired from the Mass of Christ (or Jesus). In a mass service, Christians recall Jesus, who kicked the bucket for them and returned to life afterward. This year Christmas 2020 will be on Friday, December 25.
During Christmas, people all over the globe follow different kinds of customs to glorify this festival. People carry out various activities like decorating Christmas trees, church marches, exchanging presents, holding feasts, and Santa visits. Each custom has its importance and has an awesome commencement story.
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Christmas 2020 Wishes
May this day brings moments of love and happiness in your life. Happy Merry Christmas!
I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas filled with love and joy!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
May your Christmas be filled with the true miracles and meaning of this Merry time.
I wish you the unconditional love of God in all the dreams of your heart and your everyday prayers. Merry Christmas.
May God bless you with a festive, loving and peaceful celebration this Christmas and all throughout the year.
For your Christmas time, I wish you many blessings, much happiness, and even more love.
Best wishes for you and your family this Christmas. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Best and Top 10 Wishes for Christmas for your loved ones:
- You're very dear to us. You will forever hold a special place in our hearts.
- May you feel the warmth of our family's love. Not only this holiday season, but for always.
- From our family to yours. Here are our holiday wishes for you:
- May you be surrounded by the people you love. Christmas is for celebrating with the ones who matter most.
- We wish you calmness and peace. Good health and joy to live the true spirit of the holidays.
- May you find your reasons for happiness. We're certain it's just around the corner.
- We hope this Christmas will be full of surprises and cheer. Simply because you deserve the best life has to offer
- May this holiday be a season of forgiveness for you too. Reunite and reconnect with those whose presence you are missing.
- From the bottom of our hearts. We hope this season brings forth great joy.
- And in the coming new year. We wish you blessings of prosperity and success.
Christmas 2020 Messages
It is the month of Cakes n Candles, Snow n Songs, Carols n Joys, Laughter n Love, Its DECEMBER. Wishing you a Blessed Month of Christmas!!
May you feel all the love and joy I have for you throughout this festive season and all year round. Having you as my friend brings me great joy.
May you be showered with unimaginable peace and prosperity. Happy Christmas!
Merry Christmas! May God showers your life with unlimited blessings on this day. Have a wonderful time and make some good memories!
May this Christmas be the brightest, most beautiful Christmas of your life. May you find the peace and joy you’ve been looking for!
Jingle bells, Jingle bells, Jingle all the way.
Wish you, all the best and joy always & always.
Happy Merry Christmas
I hope this festive season will bring good luck and good health for you and your family. Sending you a very warm wish of Christmas!
May the divine love of God descend into your home to make it a piece of heaven. This Christmas, I wish you find peace and prosperity in every spheres of your life.
Wishing you a happy Christmas and a fulfilling year ahead. Merry Christmas!
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Christmas 2020 Quotes and Sayings
At Christmas, all roads lead home. -Marjorie Holmes
Christmas is the day that holds all time together. -Alexander Smith
Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling. -Edna Ferber
Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most. -Ruth Carter Stapleton
Let us have music for Christmas…
Sound the trumpet of joy and rebirth;
Let each of us try, with a song in our hearts,
To bring peace to men on earth. -Mildred L. Jarrell
As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year. -David Grayson
A good conscience is a continual Christmas. -Benjamin Franklin
It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. -Mother Theresa
Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you’re home.
Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind. - Valentine Davies
Christmas is a time when everybody wants his past forgotten and his present remembered. -Phyllis Diller
Love the giver more than the gift. -Brigham Young
Let’s be naughty and save Santa the trip. -Gary Allan
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. -Burton Hillis
Christmas 2020 SMS
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Wishing you and your family a happy Christmas
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May the joy and peace of Christmas be with you all through the Year.
Wishing you a season of blessings from heaven above.
The Blessings of Peace
The Beauty of Hope
The Spirit of Love
The Comfort of Faith
May these be your gifts this Christmas Season.
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For us, Christmas means school picnics, carol singing, charity, Christmas tree and of course plum cake. That's one good thing about having studied in a Convent school, Christmas becomes an essential and beautiful part of your life, irrespective of your religion.
Although only 2.3% of the Indian population are Christians, almost all of us get excited when December rolls in, be it for a winter vacation or office parties or secret Santa ritual or just for a lavish feast.
Here are a few things you know, and many which you couldn't have guessed about this annual festival observed in 160 countries to celebrate Christ's birth.
History of Christmas
There is the history of Jesus Christ, and then there is the history of Christmas, both are quite different stories. So, the abridged version of the story goes like this-
Do you know the meaning of Christ?
Unlike what most of us think, Christ wasn't his last name. No, it is more of an epithet.
According to the Bible, 'the Nativity of Jesus' or birth of Jesus is described to have taken place in Bethlehem, in a manger in 4 B.C. And people from all over including wise men whom we all know as magi.
Jesus name was given by an angel to the baby born to Mary and Joseph. At that time, the only thing that followed the first name of a person was his father's name. Christos is the root word for Christ, and it means 'anointed one'.
What is the relevance of December 28th?
The prediction was that the newborn baby would be King of the Jews. When King Herod, then king of Judea heard of this, he first tried to manipulate magi into telling him where the baby was. But when it didn't work, he ordered to massacre every child below the age of 2, for fear of losing his throne to this future king. This day came to be remembered as Holy Innocents Day to acknowledge the innocent sacrifices and observed on 28th of the month.
In few places- Spain, Philippines and Hispanic America, Dec 28th is an equivalent for April fool's day. The word prank also has its root to word 'inocentedas' meaning innocent, thus implying the prank players are innocent and shouldn't be considered offensive.
December 25th might be related less to Jesus' birth and more to some other God's altogether.
Researchers are not at consensus when it comes to his exact birth date. But many have claimed it couldn't be peak winter in December mostly as shepherds were is still in the fields watching their flocks as mentioned in the New Testament which is highly unlikely in the middle of winter. So few evidence suggests it to be in spring while others in September.
Then why 25th Dec?
The link between Christmas and God of Sun
Well, I can assure the date was definitely officiated to celebrate Christ's birth and was done so by Pope Julius I in late 330 A.D. But only because that date was already celebrated and was meaningful to them.
The date was significant to Romans. Saturnalia was a festival they used to celebrate in honour of Saturn, the God of Agriculture and span almost throughout the December, starting a week before the winter solstice. And this celebration also overlapped with Juvenalia, honouring children of Rome, which is related to Mithra, the God of the sun who was believed to be an infant and born as a rock. Can you guess the date of birth for this God of Unconquerable Sun?
And since then Christmas was celebrated every year. Almost.
When Christmas was outlawed
In 1645, Oliver Cromwell, a devout Puritan took over England and cancelled Christmas until Charles II was restored.
1659-1681, due to migration of English Separatist, who were orthodox puritans, the festival was outlawed in Boston, and anyone in the Christmas spirit was fined 5 shillings.
The man who invented Santa Claus
Clement Clark Moore- An Episcopal minister in 1822 wrote a poem 'An Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas' where he depicted the person as a jolly man flying on reindeer driven sledge to deliver toys from home to home.
Who was St. Nicholas?
He was a monk born in Turkey, 280 A.D. He used to travel to help the poor and sick after refusing his inheritance and was hailed as protector of children and sailor. In the late 18th century, Dutch families started honouring his death. The name comes from 'Sint Nikolaas' which is Dutch for St. Nicholas.
Not just Santa Claus but his favourite reindeer, Rudolf is also a creation of a poem by a copywriter Robert L May. He created him to attract more customers to a department store.
CELEBRATION OF Christmas Across the world
In India it is marked by attending church services, wearing new clothes and indulging in a festive meal. People also exchange gifts and sweets, decorate homes with lamps and electric lights and Christmas tree. Many schools and offices also make Christmas cribs and cards and organize competitions to make the same. Even public places like malls, hotels, streets etc. are decorated. How is it celebrated in other countries?
Celebration of a half a year
Filipinos get into Christmas spirit as early as September and do not lose it until at least January end.
Romance & Christmas
Japan celebrate Christmas in a more novel way and treats it as a romantic day for couples and celebrate with KFC's friend Chicken.
Carp for Christmas
Many European countries like Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Croatia etc. like to celebrate Christmas with popular American Christmassy movies and dine on carp. But some are more ritualistic and keep the fish in their bathtub for a couple of days before killing and cooking it on occasion.
Santa likes Clean shoes.
In Croatia, children clean their boots and place them on the window for Santa or St. Nicholas to fill them with sweets. However, if some naughty ones don't clean the shoes, they might find golden twigs kept by Christmas monster Krampus.
Some tips to make this Christmas memorable
Why not start a small fun ritual from this year. Away from the noise and glare of every year, why not make this year more meaningful. Something that can bring your family and friends closer. Or something that helps you become more motivated for next year. Or something that feels more fulfilling and right.
- How about try making some new Christmas cuisine- especial Christmas candy, hot chocolate or cake.
- Maybe write a letter to yourself this Christmas for your future self who will be reading it next year. Put in your lessons from this year and aspirations for next.
- Watch Christmas movies, read good books and listen to evergreen Christmas carols and while we are at it…
- Let's get into our Christmas spirit and do something beautiful for people who might be desperate for a Christmas miracle.
The most important one, when you retire for your room on the Christmas Eve, in the buzz of Christmas carol and jingling bells, find a piece a paper and write down this- If you are reading this Santa, this is what I want from all my heart____.
And maybe you wake up to find something you never thought was possible- a strong, wise person who is in possession of all the gifts in his bag; the world could ever ask for.
You might even hear-
"But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night." - A Visit from St. Nicholas
When is Merry Christmas 2020?
Christmas 2020 will be on Friday, December 25, 2020.
Christmas dates and the day from the year 2020 to 2025
|Christmas 2020||December 25 2020||Friday|
|Christmas 2021||December 25 2021||Saturday|
|Christmas 2022||December 25 2022||Sunday|
|Christmas 2023||December 25 2023||Monday|
|Christmas 2024||December 25 2024||Wednesday|
|Christmas 2025||December 25 2025||Thursday|