Should Christians Celebrate Christmas?


It’s the time of year where on one hand some Christians bemoan “the war on Christmas” while on the other hand others insist it is a sin to celebrate the holiday. Ignoring the first concern (at least for now), is it okay for those who follow Jesus to celebrate Christmas?

Instead of answering that directly, I recommend two resources. First, this article by the Christian Research Institute. It is level-headed and I agree with it. Second, please check out my sermon notes about celebrating Halloween—it’s principles are completely applicable to Christmas too.

Short version: yes, it is okay to celebrate Christmas…but, if you do, act like a Christian.

UPDATE: Here is R.C. Sproul’s take on this question: "Don’t Be a Scrooge This Christmas."

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