• well I know I know jahova witnesses don't, if I recall correctly they don't believe the second coming of christ has happened yet. but i could be wrong...
  • some baptist conservative extremists do not celebrate christmas because they consider it to be 'worldly'
  • Jehovah's Witnesses do not celebrate Christmas or other religious holidays (besides weddings, anniversaries and funerals), because they believe that they descend from false religions in the past. Many Christian holidays were created to coincide with ancient pagan religions in order to facilitate the transition of followers of those religions to Christianity. Jehovah's Witnesses believe very strongly that their religion is the one true religion and that mixing of religions is against the bible and the will of Jehovah. This is why they don't celebrate holidays that they consider to be derived from other "false religions." They do, however, believe that Jesus was created by Jehovah, which makes them Christians.
  • The early christians were split on the idea of December 25th as the birth of Christ. Some observed it while other more traditional believers did not. Today, Jehovah's Witnesses do not celebrate Christmas. Other more worldly religions celebrate Christmas on December 25th even though it came about from the assimilation of pagan practice and holidays.
  • I'm not sure if Messianic Jews are considered Christian, or Jewish, but they don't celebrate Christmas.
  • Although, I don't consider them inside the realm of "Christian" - there are Jehoviah Witnesses that do not celebrate Christmas, Easter or birthdays. Does that help?
  • Jehovah's Witnesses. The Christmas celebration was from Saturnalia, a pagan holiday, and Easter was from the rituals to do with Astarte and other pagan rites/holidays.
  • Who do you think put the "Christ" in Christmas?
  • Well if you want to get technical... Christmas is actually a pagan practice-cross over, as is easter and every other holiday practised by the Roman Catholic church of pagan "conform or die." intergrated religious ritual.
    • dalcocono
      After 300 years of persecution by the empire, Christianity was legalized by Constantine. That did not make it suddenly a powerful force in the empire, it just made it safe to be a Christian. The Church had no power or authority anywhere to proclaim "convert or die" for centuries after the dates of Christmas and Easter were established. By the time the Church did have enough authority bestowed by Christian princes and kings, those feasts were well established already, without any drama for pagans at all.
  • Christmas is celebrated by the whole of Christianity, this would suppose about 2+ billion people around the globe. Christmas is also celebrated by many non-Christians as a secular, cultural festival. The holiday is widely celebrated including in the United States, where it is celebrated by 96% of the population. Because gift-giving and several other aspects of the holiday involve heightened economic activity among both Christians and non-Christians, Christmas has become a major event for many retailers. In other words it has become a commercial holiday reason why some Christian churches have changed their celebrations which exclude expensive gifts and only the children get some gifts. Roman Catholics celebrate Christmas in their homes with their families and a Nativity setting, midnight mass, dinner at home and a lot of religious music. Food is also prepared to hand out to the poor if they ring the bell and some others go to the streets to give them the food, clothes and blankets. The use of Christmas trees, Santa Klaus and the likes are not being used any more.
  • As already mentioned, Jehovah Witnesses are one and they have every much of a right to claim the title "christian" as anyone else today. I know people from several denominations who don't celebrate it even though their denomination does. The early followers of Christ (the ones who have the best claim to the title "christian") would have no idea what christmas is , but they would be very familiar wit hthe pagan holidays that spawned the holiday.
  • Many Hispanic Christians celebrate la dia de los Reyes (3 kings day) instead of Christmas
  • Jehovah's Witness. I don't think they celebrate any holidays. What a sad life.
  • No church should celebrate (or observe) Christmas. Since the Bible is our guide, we have to ask ourselves the following questions. What New Testament churches celebrated Christmas? NONE. What was the commandment given by God to celebrate Christmas? NONE. Which of the disciples, apostles, and so forth celebrated Christmas? NONE. Now we know that it's not scriptural to celebrate Christmas, but many churches ignore this. Fortunately, there are a few Baptist churches (independent, sovereign grace) that don't celebrate Christmas and I thank the Lord for them.
    • dalcocono
      The bible came out of the Church, and the Church thru Her Christ given authority decided we needed a feast to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Even the bible will tell you in one of Pauls letters to Timothy, that the Church is the authority. The Christians didn't even have a bible until the 4th century, and yet the Church kept teaching the faith and expanding the faith even thru all the years of Roman persecution. The bible is not our guide, the Church is.
  • Yes, however it seems to be more a fellowship's leading rather than denominational. For example, Messianic and some of the Pentecostal groups do not. My family and I do not celebrate these days, but instead try to celebrate the spirit of the biblical feast days which God appointed in the Torah. I do not, however, think it is right for me to condemn someone for celebrating these days. We are all in different stages of our growing in Christ. It is the Lord who will lead us. It wasn't all that long ago when I pastored a fellowship allowing the celebration of traditional holidays. My family and I wrestled with this for a good while before we felt led to remove them from our lives.
  • The 7th day adventist donot... becuase Christmas is a pagen holiday. December 25th is Horus' birthday, which was combined with christians "Jesus' birthday" Even though it wasnt in that month or near that time. They celebrate the passover. No christmas.
  • Yes there are. The Seventh-Day Adventists as a church do not celebrate Xmas. They prefer to leave this to the individual to decide what exactly are they clinging to, the Bible or man-made traditions. Also, the Jehovah's Witness do not celebrate Xmas either. The JW's are strict with their members. Whereas, the SDA church encourages their members to make wise decisions as a spiritual family. 2 Thessalonians 3:15 "Do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother."
  • I guess so, they don't like a Xmas birth!
  • Yes, there are several. Several Muslim-ruled nations have outlawed the celebration of Christmas, and so Christian denominations in those particular nations typically do not celebrate Christmas.
  • Yes. Some Christians say that Christmas is "non-biblical" (they are right about that) and refuse to celebrate it. The Puritans didn't celebrate it for that reason. See this article on other groups:
  • Jehovah's witnesses don't celebrate the holidays. They say the reason is that they are associated with pagan customs and for the most part there are a lot of pagan customs involved in Christmas. Do you know that the Bible actually tells you in the Bible book of Jeremiah do not be like the rest of the Nations don't go cut down a tree and nail it to the ground and decorate it with gold and silver bottles it's a useless thing to do don't be like those people! And really it is a worthless terrible thing to cut down literally millions and millions of trees every year simply to throw them in the garbage can at the end of the holiday. Do you think that actually honors Jesus Christ no it does not! Do you think that telling a bunch of fake lies and stories honors Jesus Christ and his birthday no it does not. If you want to have a good holiday to honor Jesus Christ instead of cutting down a tree and standing around gorging yourself with food and drinking alcohol and taking lots of drugs and telling all kinds of lies and stories to your children instead have yourself a good family gathering give some gifts go out and plant some trees pick up some garbage alongside the road and then go sing some songs in honor of Jesus Christ. And tell the truth instead of a pack of lies
  • The celebration of Christmas was banned in Boston for a while. The Pilgrims considered it a Catholic innovation that was not supported by anything in the Bible.

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