Merry Christmas – Feliz Navidad – Happy Holidays All – Ho Ho Ho
Interesting Facts: Christmas [Krismas] or Christmas Day is a Christian and World Holiday celebrated on December 25 AND January 7. It honors the Birth of Jesus of Nazareth and is the basis of the Anno Domini “AD ” system of Dating / Calendar. However , Jesus’ birth is thought to have occurred between 7 and 2 BC and not on Dec 25. That date could have been chosen for a Roman Holiday or the Winter Solstice.
Bing Crosby – White Christmas:
Modern customs of the holiday include Gift Giving , church celebrations and the display of Christmas Decorations – Trees lights mistletoe and more. Santa Claus [Father Christmas] derived from Saint Nicholas is a Mythical Figure often associated with bringing gifts at Christmas. Christmas has become a major event and revenue enhancer for many retailers.
Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra sing The Christmas Song
The word Christmas originated from “Christ’s Mass” while the Roman Letter “X” has been used for hundreds of years to Abbreviate “Christ” thus how “XMAS” came about. The name Santa Claus supposedly is derived from the older Dutch “Sinte Klaas”
Bing Crosby Silent Night:
The popular image of Santa Claus was first drawn in 1863 but standardized by advertisers in the 1920’s. “Father Christmas” from the 15th century predates Santa , but was associated with Holiday Merry Making and Drunkenness.
Tchaikovsky – The Nutcracker Suite performed by the Berlin Philharmonic:
Jimmy Stewart in It’s a Wonderful Life:
It’s a Wonderful Life – Ending