Christmas is an annual holiday celebrated by
the Christians, on 25th December, in the
major part of the world, to celebrate the
Nativity of Jesus Christ. Christians believe
that Jesus is the son of God, the Messiah
sent from Heaven to save the world.
It is believed that Jesus was born to Mary
in Bethlehem around two thousand years ago.
Jesus was born in a manger because there was
no room for him and for his parents, Mary
and Joseph. The word Christmas comes from
Cristes maesse, an early English phrase that
means Mass of Christ.
Christmas is a festival that fills joy,
happiness and love in people's life. On this
day, people go to church, sing carols, take
part in special religious services, exchange
gifts, decorate their homes with holly,
mistletoe, lights, flowers and Christmas
trees and organize family gatherings. On the
Christmas Eve, churches around the world
hold evening services. At midnight, most
churches hold special candlelight services.
Santa Claus is a popular character in the
Christmas celebration who brings gifts for