The Christmas Story:
Christmas is one of the most important & popular festival throughout the world. Firstly let us know what is Christmas The name ‘Christmas’ comes from the Mass of Christ or Jesus. A Mass service that which is sometimes called Communion or Christian service, where the Christians remember that Jesus died for us and then came back to life. The ‘Christ-Mass’ service was allowed to take place after the sunset and before sunrise the next day, so people had it at Midnight! So like this we got the name Christ-Mass, which is shortened to Christmas.
Christmas is the kind of festival that is so popular and it is celebrated throughout the world whether they are Christians or not. It’s best time when all the family members & friends come together and remember the good things they have.
There are many ways to celebrate Christmas festival and the manner with which Christmas is celebrated is different in many countries throughout the world, even though the Christmas spirit is universal in nature. On the day of celebrations people traditionally decorate their homes with bright, colorful lights, special lighting and a Christmas tree.
There are three different days in which we can celebrate the holiday.
The first day is celebrated before the day of Christmas, which is also known as Christmas Eve. This Christmas Eve is celebrated on 24 December of every year, according to the Gregorian calendar. The second day is Christmas Day, which is celebrated on 25 December of every year and the third day is known as Boxing Day, this Boxing Day is celebrated the day after the Christmas i.e., on December 26.
On Christmas celebrations children are given more importance as they receive their favorite gifts from their parents, family and the famous Santa Claus, who has acquired a mythic status through the years and is celebrated with eagerness and enthusiasm by all the children, who are told that Santa Claus will bring gifts for them by coming down the chimney and placing them right below the Christmas tree that decorated in home, on the night of Christmas.
The Christmas festival is a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, who in the Christian religion is also known as ‘The Son Of God’.
The Jesus Christ was born circa 6 B.C. in Bethlehem. His mother was Mary and she is a virgin who was betrothed to Joseph, Joseph was not his biological father. Christians believe that Jesus was born through Immaculate Conception. One fine day Mary was at home cleaning her room, and suddenly an angel appeared, before the Mary could say anything the angel told Mary that she was favored by God and that God was with her.
Mary was so surprised. She was trying not to be afraid of angel, but she had never seen an angel before. After all, Mary was just a regular human like you or I. There were many questions arising in her heart “Why was this angel visiting me? What did the angel want?”
The angel quickly tried to reassure Mary. “Do not be afraid!” the angel said to marry. “God has found favor with you. You will have a baby boy, and should name him ‘Jesus’.”
After listening to the angel Mary got confused and afraid because marry was not yet married to Joseph, so how could she have a baby? The angel thought that this might concern Mary so the angel said, “The Holy Spirit will perform a miracle & because of this your baby will be called ‘The Son of God’.”
The angel also said marry that her cousin Elizabeth is also going to have a son in her old age. Mary couldn’t believe what she was hearing. She didn’t know what to say and what to do. After some time marry realized that she was trembling and knelt down. When marry was finally able to speak she said, “I am the Lord’s servant & I hope everything you have said will come true.” Then the angel disappeared from that place & Mary was left alone.
As the Joseph came to know that Mary was going to have a baby. Firstly, he was so confused and upset by this but an angel came appeared in his dream and said, “Joseph don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife. The child Mary is going to have is God’s son & you are to give him the name Jesus”. When Joseph woke up he remembered each and every word that said by the angel. He knew that everything was okay and he was not at all upset anymore.
Joseph want to take Mary to his town of Bethlehem. As the Mary & Joseph reached the town, they have no lodging but by the god grace someone felt bad for marry and joseph, they allowed marry and joseph to stay in their small barn where animals were kept. Mary and Joseph were thankful that they at least had a roof under which they can lie down. That place was little warm and there were plenty of straw to lay on.
The Birth Of Jesus
At that night a wonderful thing happened in that barn, Mary and Joseph had a little precious baby boy! He was Baby Jesus! The creator of the whole world, the son of god, The King of Kings and the one who would save the world. The little baby boy fell asleep in his mother’s arms. Marry wrapped the little baby in cloths and laid him in a manger on some clean straw