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Why was Christmas invented?

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12/14/2014

The most obvious answer is that the idea, purpose and date for Christmas (December 25th) was to provide continuity with the winter solstice traditions of many cultures. By doing this converts could continue to have a traditional midwinter celebration even if they had to celebrate in the "new" Christian church. Many scholars indicate that an actual Christmas day celebration would be between May and July.