Hi everybody! I thought I would share a story, as to why Christmas is celebrated on December 25th. According to the story, the date was not decided by a birth, but by a committee. It is said they took December 22nd, because it was the Winter Solstice. (The Solstice used to be on that day; it has since been shifted in modern times to December 21st.) According to the story, the Winter Solstice (called the darkest day of the year) was chosen to signify the darkest day in the Christian tradition — the day Jesus died. As we all know, Jesus is said to have risen after three days. 22 + 3 = 25. Thus, December 25th was chosen. ...according to the story.