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In a way but all that matters is giving not receiving. So if you give a hundred dollar present and you get a cheaper one. I would be happy with what I got.
i think the answer is presents or cards because that's what everyone give most people for Christmas i hope i helped **mini moe
No, Father Christmas does.
because the 3 kings gave presents to baby Jesus
During this period, the nacimiento (Nativity scene) is quite prominent. What is involved in this? Well, in public areas as well as in churches and homes, scenes are set up wit…h figures (large or small) made out of ceramic, wood, or clay. They represent Joseph and Mary kneeling before a manger that holds a newborn baby. Often there are shepherds andLos Reyes Magos ("the wise men"). The setting is a stable, and some animals may round out the scene. The central figure, however, is that of a newborn baby, called in Spanish el Niño Dios (the Child God). This key figure may be placed there on Christmas Eve. A Closer Look at Nativity Traditions Concerning the Christmas celebration as it is generally known all over the world, The Encyclopedia Americanasays: "Most of the customs now associated with Christmas were not originally Christmas customs but rather were pre-Christian and non-Christian customs taken up by the Christian church. Saturnalia, a Roman feast celebrated in mid-December, provided the model for many of the merry-making customs of Christmas. From this celebration, for example, were derived the elaborate feasting, the giving of gifts, and the burning of candles." In Latin America, those basic Nativity customs may be followed, along with additional ones. 'From what source,' you might wonder. Frankly, many who want to adhere to the Bible recognize that some customs are nothing but Aztec rites. El Universal, a newspaper in Mexico City, commented: "Friars from different orders took advantage of the fact that festivities of the Indian ritual calendar coincided with the Catholic liturgical calendar, so they used this to support their evangelizing and missionary work. They replaced the commemorations to the pre-Hispanic divinities with festivities to Christian divinities, introduced European festivities and activities, and also took advantage of the Indian festivities, which resulted in a cultural syncretism from which authentically Mexican expressions have arisen." SOME WOULD BE SURPRISED In his book The Trouble With Christmas, author Tom Flynn set out conclusions reached after years spent researching Christmas: "An enormous number of traditions we now associate with Christmas have their roots in pre-Christian pagan religious traditions. Some of these have social, sexual, or cosmological connotations that might lead educated, culturally sensitive moderns to discard the traditions once they have understood their roots more clearly."-Page 19. After presenting a mass of supporting information, Flynn returns to the basic point: "One of the great ironies of Christmas is how little of its content is truly Christian. Once we dispose of the pre-Christian elements, most of what remains is post-Christian, rather than authentically Christian, in origin."-Page 155. The Encyclopedia Americana explains: "Nativity plays early became a part of the Christmas celebration . . . The representation in church of the crèche [the manger scene] is said to have been begun by Saint Francis." These plays featuring the birth of Christ were performed in the churches during the beginning of the colonization of Mexico. They were organized by Franciscan monks in order to teach the Indians about the Nativity. Later the posadas became more popular. Whatever the original intention behind them, the way the posadas are held today speaks for itself. If you are in Mexico during this season, you can see or sense something that a writer for El Universal highlighted in his comment: "The posadas, which were a way to remind us of the pilgrimage of Jesus' parents looking for a shelter where the Child God could be born, are today only days of drunkenness, excesses, gluttony, vanities, and more and more crime." The idea of the nacimiento emerged during Colonial times from the original live representations in churches. While some find it attractive, does it correctly represent what the Bible says? That is a valid question. When the so-called three wise men-who in fact were astrologers-visited, Jesus and his family were no longer living in a stable. Time had passed, and the family was living in a house. You will find it interesting to note this detail in the inspired record atMatthew 2:1, 11. You can also note that the Bible does not say how many astrologers there were.* In Latin America, the three wise men replace the idea of Santa Claus. Still, as is done in other lands, many parents hide toys in the home. Then on the morning of January 6, the children look for them, as if the three wise men brought them. This is a money-making time for toy sellers, and some have made a fortune on what many honesthearted people recognize is just a fantasy. The myth of the three wise men is losing credibility among a goodly number, even among little children. Though some are displeased that this myth is losing believers, what can anyone expect of a fantasy maintained only for the sake of tradition and for commercial convenience? Christmas, or the Nativity, was not celebrated by early Christians. One encyclopedia says about this: "The celebration was not observed in the first centuries of the Christian church, since the Christian usage in general was to celebrate the death of remarkable persons rather than their birth." The Bible links the celebration of birthdays with pagans, not with God's true worshipers.-Matthew 14:6-10. This does not, of course, mean that it is not beneficial to learn and remember the actual events involved in the birth of the Son of God. The factual Bible account provides important insights and lessons for all those who want to do God's will. -------------------- Saint Nicholas, considered to have provided the original concept of Santa Claus (Father Christmas), according to legend secretly brings gifts to children on the night of December 24/25 (Christmas Eve/Christmas Day). --------------------
It's not considered Christmas...the 6th of January is the day the 3 wise men gave Jesus their gifts. So alot of people give gifts on that date.
It depends on the person. For younger children, toys and games would be nice. For adults, home gifts or specilty items would be nice. For virtually all ages, books, clothes…, electronics, and movies are pretty good, too.
EVERY horse I've ever been around LOVES carrots or sugar cubes. But a nice clover hay or alfalfa hay is always appreciated. A nice new brush & some extra "face time" without w…orkout is appreciated, too.
That's usually something that Santa and the parents work out together when he comes. Often, you give something to your son and Santa brings him something too. But when fin…ances are tight, it might only be Santa.
The 3 Wise men from the East thought they were going to meet a great king and so they brought the most precious things they could think of. Frankincense is the dried sap from …a tree in Arabia and it is expensive. Myrrh is also the dried sap of a tree in Arabia. Both of these have a very strong smell. Frankincense is burned to help cover bad odors. Myrrh was used partly as a perfume. The last gift was gold.
It is very unlikely that the Naragansett trbe celebrated Christmas.
maybe but don't get your hopes up