Hmmm….“Silver Bells”, “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”, “Here Comes Santa Claus”, “Jingle Bells” and many more songs come to mind during this season. As a child (and as an adult), I loved watching Christmas cartoons like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and A Charlie Brown Christmas. Classics. Elf was probably my favorite Christmas movie. I enjoyed seeing family, opening gifts, more good food, eggnog, and shopping! Going to the mall in search of the perfect gift.
Then, it came to a point in which I stopped putting up a tree when I had my own apartment. After I got married, we put up a tree for my son’s first Christmas. (His birthday is December 7th). The next year, we didn’t put up a tree. In 2012, we started to do research and found out the truth about Christmas. Now, five years later, we don’t celebrate Christmas AT ALL!
We have been attending a Hebrew church for the past year and a half. They teach us the real truth about these so-called holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. The Most High Power hates these days (Amos 5:21). This only confirms that we were right for not celebrating them for the last five years. For those of you that are reading this, you may or may not know the true meaning of Christmas. When I was in the Christian church, they taught us that Jesus Christ is the reason that we celebrate Christmas. He was born in a manger on December 25th. Well, if we look in the Bible, we know that he could not have been born in the middle of winter because the shepherds were “keeping watch over their flock by night” when Mary gave birth (Luke 2:8). The precise date of his birth was not mentioned in scriptures, but it is believed to be sometime in September. On the Hebrew calendar, The Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, and the Feast of Tabernacles all occur in September. Some believe that Christ was born on September 11. We remember what happened on that tragic day in 2001. It would make sense for them to plan the so-called terrorist attack on that day. We also see many natural disasters occurring during the month of September. This year, three hurricanes occurred, back to back, causing excessive damage.
December 25 is actually Tammuz’s birthday. Tammuz is Nimrod reincarnated. The origin of Christmas (and Easter) is Babylonian. It actually started from Saturnalia, which is a week-long festival that began around December 17. Saturn, or Cronos, the Roman god of time and of the harvest, is where the festival gets it’s name. He demanded child sacrifice. To this day, many children are sacrificed on Christmas.
The Christmas tree is also pagan (Jer 10:2-5). It has nothing to do with Christ at all. So what does the Christmas tree really mean? There are many traditions that continue today as “spin offs” from Saturnalia. Today, the Christmas tree is decorated with lights. Originally, they used candles made from the fat of the burned bodies of the sacrificed children. (Horrific, but true). People decorate their trees with colorful balls; originally, they used decapitated heads from sacrifice victims. In some neighborhoods, you may see carolers going from house to house. Before, they went caroling naked. I’m sure today, that would be on the 6 o’clock news. Christmas cards are another tradition. We throw away every Christmas card we receive.
You can equate Cronos to the modern-day Santa Claus, an old man with a long, white beard who likes to surround himself with children. As a child, I didn’t believe that ONE man could deliver presents to every child on Christmas Eve night by going down a chimney. First of all, he was too fat to fit. Secondly, we didn’t have a chimney. In the song “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”, the lyrics are “he sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake, he knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake”. Who fits this description? If you change the letters around in Santa, you get Satan. Ever since the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, he has been using the same old tricks to deceive. He spends his time walking the earth (I Peter 5:8). Satan is, in fact, the reason behind Christmas!
When I tell my family or friends that we don’t celebrate Christmas, they don’t understand, even when we explain it. They think it’s about family and gift giving. They don’t want to disappoint their children, so they spend money on gifts they really can’t afford. They go shopping at midnight or at the crack of dawn to catch those Black Friday deals. On the other hand, they’re sad because they don’t have the money to buy gifts. You can buy your children gifts ANYTIME during the year. My son and my husband both happen to have December birthdays, but we buy our son clothes and toys throughout the year!
The Feast of Purim is our time of gift giving. We celebrate this feast in February. It is not a replacement for Christmas. It is a time that we remember our sister, Esther, that saved our people (the true Jews) from annihilation.
If you claim to be a follower of Christ, you should not celebrate Christmas, a holiday that has the devil all in it. You can’t be lukewarm and play both sides (Rev. 3:16). Be either hot or cold. In spite of what many churches teach, you should be able to use discernment to come to your own conclusions through your own research that Christ IS NOT the reason for the season. We get caught up on traditions; we don’t read to see what the Most High says about these holidays. We live in a very capitalistic society. Holidays are money makers for many corporations. Most importantly, explain this to your children. After all, you are the parent that makes the decisions. If you teach them early in life, they will remember as adults (Prov. 22:6). With that, I say Shalom!