Why December 25th?

It probably had nothing to do with co-opting pagan holidays

Many of us learned Christians set the date of Christmas to co-opt pagan holidays. Both the Roman Saturnalia festival and…

This theory really did not develop until the twelfth century and only took off after the 18th century. The earliest records of the still developing church show two things. First, the early church did not celebrate Christ’s birth, but his death and resurrection. Second, when the church did start celebrating Christ’s birth, the church had its own reasoning completely unrelated to pagan holidays.