Why do Christians celebrate Christmas on December 25 through January 6?

The Bible does not provide a date for the birth of Jesus. It is necessary to look at the information that is in Scripture and at the response by early Christians, AD 300 or earlier. Early churches connected the incarnation and the death of Christ. The Scriptures do not provide an exact date for the birth of Christ. However, they do inform us that the incarnation of Christ began with the announcement to Mary of the conception of Christ (Luke 1:35). Early Christians honored the themes of Jesus’ incarnation, atonement and resurrection when they celebrated the Passion of Christ […]