If we take a look at the real history of Christmas, we will find it was established as a way to relate with the ancient pagan customs. The Catholic Church, in its early attempt to rule the world, “Christianized” (Believe me, I am under no illusions the CC is actually Christian) pagan festivals and customs so as to attract followers. Over time this festival has morphed into what we have today and we still include many of the same pagan symbols, though we like to pretty them up with religious meanings and explanations. I may expand upon this in future posts, but for now I will leave it at that.
Meanwhile, most of Christendom never even considers the actual God-honoring (and historically accurate) festival that legitimately falls within this time of year. One that Jesus actually acknowledged. As you can guess from the title, I am referring to Hanukkah. Jonathan Cahn does an excellent job laying it all out in this video and explaining how, what Christians actually consider a Jewish holiday, is very relevant to Christians and the end times. Believe me, it’s worth your time.