Christmas Gift Ideas by Mediterranean Interiors

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. A feast central to the liturgical year in Christianity, it follows the season of Advent (which begins four Sundays before) or the Nativity Fast, and initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night. Christmas Day is a public holiday in many countries, is celebrated religiously by a majority of Christians, as well as culturally by many non-Christians, and forms an integral part of the holiday season surrounding it. The traditional Christmas narrative recounted in the New Testament, known as the Nativity of Jesus, says that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, in accordance with messianic prophecies. When Joseph and Mary arrived in the city, the inn had no room, and so they were offered a stable where the Christ Child was soon born, with angels proclaiming this news to shepherds, who then spread the word. There are different hypotheses regarding the date of Jesus's birth, and in the early fourth century, the church fixed the date as December 25. This corresponds to the traditional date of the winter solstice on the Roman calendar. It is exactly nine months after Annunciation on March 25, also the date of the spring equinox. Most Christians celebrate on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar, which has been adopted almost universally in the civil calendars used in countries throughout the world. However, part of the Eastern Christian Churches celebrate Christmas on December 25 of the older Julian calendar, which currently corresponds to January 7 in the Gregorian calendar. For Christians, believing that God came into the world in the form of man to atone for the sins of humanity rather than knowing Jesus's exact birth date is considered to be the primary purpose of celebrating Christmas. The customs associated with Christmas in various countries have a mix of pre-Christian, Christian, and secular themes and origins. Popular holiday traditions include gift giving; completing an Advent calendar or Advent wreath; Christmas music and caroling; watching Christmas movies; viewing a Nativity play; an exchange of Christmas cards; attending church services; a special meal; and displaying various Christmas decorations, including Christmas trees, Christmas lights, nativity scenes, garlands, wreaths, mistletoe, and holly. Additionally, several related and often interchangeable figures, known as Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, and Christkind, are associated with bringing gifts to children during the Christmas season and have their own body of traditions and lore. Because gift-giving and many other aspects of the Christmas festival involve heightened economic activity, the holiday has become a significant event and a key sales period for retailers and businesses. Over the past few centuries, Christmas has had a steadily growing economic effect in many regions of the world.

Article Title : Christmas
Article Snippet :traditions include gift giving; completing an Advent calendar or Advent wreath; Christmas music and caroling; watching Christmas movies; viewing a Nativity
Article Title : Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas
Article Snippet :perfect Christmas. Huey, however, admits that Donald was right and that he and his brothers forgot something. Huey, Dewey and Louie pull out their gift for
Article Title : Christmas Eve
Article Snippet :preparation for Christmas Day. Legendary Christmas gift-bearing figures including Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Christkind, and Saint Nicholas are also
Article Title : Gift wrapping
Article Snippet :rolls of gift wrapping paper were discarded after Christmas 2018, considering an annual consumption that exceeds 350,000 kilometers. In Canada, gift packaging
Article Title : List of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno episodes (2010)
Article Snippet : 2010 (2010-12-15) Emily Blunt, Keith Fitzhugh Jackie Evancho Jay's Christmas Gift Ideas 3953 December 16, 2010 (2010-12-16) Jason Segel, Adam Ferrara, Tanner
Article Title : Monopoly (game)
Article Snippet :Retrieved September 5, 2021. Sarah Griffiths Last (December 2, 2020). "Christmas gift ideas: Monopoly For Sore Losers Edition is a winner for boardgame lovers"
Article Title : List of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno episodes (2011)
Article Snippet :Bill O'Reilly, Brian Miller & Adam Paulson Jackie Evancho Jay's Christmas Gift Ideas 4,164 December 12, 2011 (2011-12-12) Charlize Theron, Kevin Hart
Article Title : List of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno episodes (2012)
Article Snippet :Rimes LeAnn Rimes It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!, Jay's Christmas Gift Ideas 4,376 December 19, 2012 (2012-12-19) Jamie Foxx, Carl Reiner Cassadee
Article Title : Santa Claus
Article Snippet :said to bring gifts during the late evening and overnight hours on Christmas Eve. He is said to accomplish this with the aid of Christmas elves, who make
Article Title : The Twelve Days of Christmas (song)
Article Snippet :Days of Christmas" is an English Christmas carol. A classic example of a cumulative song, the lyrics detail a series of increasingly numerous gifts given

Our Partners

Links to Resources on the Web

Le Film Les Chiens réalisé par Julie Stunault

Site Map

Home Page

Monday 22 Apr 2024 23:43:41