Do Christians sell Christmas short? I think we do – and you may be guilty of selling Christmas short, too. Here’s the test. When you stop wishing people a “Merry Christmas”? If it’s December 25th, you’re selling Christmas short. Let me explain.
The Christmas season continues passed the New Year. In fact the last day of Christmas is January 6th – the day many Christians call Little Christmas (or the Epiphany of the Lord.) That’s why we sing “The 12 Days of Christmas” and wish everyone “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year” because on New Year’s Day it’s still Christmas!
Today, many Eastern Churches still celebrate Christmas on January 6th. Additionally, the 2010/2011 Catholic Calendar marks January 9th as the end of the Christmas season.
So let’s not sell Christmas short. Continue the celebration!