As we celebrate Christmas, what does the day really mean to Americans?
Many of us have secularized the day to such a point that it has no religious significance. Many Americans may count it as another holiday…Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas. By stripping the acknowledgement of Jesus’ birth from the day, we have taken it back to its pagan origins. Christmas trees, winter solstice, yule log, and mistletoe can be traced to pre-Christian traditions.
It sounds almost contrived now to say that “Christ belongs in Christmas.” The birth of Jesus is exactly what the day is…