News of Great Joy: Today a Savor is born for us, Christ the Lord.
For Christians, Christmas is not just a single day remembering the birth of Jesus, but rather several weeks of joy and celebration. Christmas, also known as the Feast of the Nativity, celebrates the Incarnation and Birth of Jesus Christ.
The Christmas season begins with the celebration of the Birth of Jesus as a vigil on Christmas Eve, December 24, and lasts through the Baptism of the Lord. The liturgical color of this season is white.
Unfortunately, in recent times, celebrating Christmas centers increasingly on food preparation, gift opening and other festivities that, while good, are only secondary activities that are not meant to replace the primary "reason for the season:" celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, God becoming man and dwelling among us.
CELEBRATIONS within the CHRISTMAS SEASON