Christmas, initially a religious holiday, is celebrated on December 25 to remember the birth of Jesus.
Although Christmas has become a cultural holiday, its true meaning has nothing to do with Christmas trees, Santa, sleighs, chimneys, snow, and our many traditions.
Gift giving does have ties to Jesus’ birth, as his coming to earth is seen as a gift to all humanity.
A lifelong student of the Bible, Peter DeHaan, PhD, wrote the 700-page website ABibleADay.com to encourage people to explore the Bible. His main blog and many books urge Christians to push past the status quo and reconsider how they practice their faith in every area of their lives.