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Old 02-08-2017, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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If Jesus was born in Bethlehem and died in Jerusalem, I just never get Christians' obsession with "white Christmas". Jesus himself probably never saw snow in his life.
It's not a Christian obsession. White Christmas, and most of our Christmas secular traditions come from the UK and Western Europe, where it's cold in December.

Charles Dickens, Christmas Cards, Santa's sleigh etc all revolve around a white Christmas.

It's influence is such is that Christmas displays in hot climates have picked up the theme.
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Old 02-08-2017, 12:54 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ☀️ ♥ 🍁 ♥ ☀️
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If Jesus was born in Bethlehem and died in Jerusalem, I just never get Christians' obsession with "white Christmas". Jesus himself probably never saw snow in his life.
The term Christmas doesn't mean the same thing that it used to. A "white Christmas" isn't about Jesus or Christianity, it's about time and weather that effects everybody. Don't think of Christmas as only being a Christian event that happens on one day, think of Christmas as a specific period of time of the year on the calendar and carrying a name that has been appropriated by people of all cultures/beliefs. Christmas time. It's like spring time or summer time or winter time. Christmas time is the last 2 weeks of December, the beginning of winter time. If there is snow on the ground during the last 2 weeks of December it's a white Christmas (time).

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