This was a fairly easy transition since it was already the birthday for the Sun God.
The pagan festival Saturnalia was a time of merriment and gift exchange. It was also a time for adults to give gifts to children and the less fortunate people of the world. They would add lights to their houses and would end the festival on New Year's Day with a huge feast, outwardly pretty similar to how we celebrate today... displayed 300 characters
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They would add lights to their houses and would end the festival on New Year's Day with a huge feast, outwardly pretty similar to how we celebrate today. It seems that when the early church decided on making Christmas a holiday to over shadow this pagan festival they took some of the pagan tradition along with it as well... displayed next 300 characters
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Nicholas. By the
middle ages gift giving was accepted. Before then it was more common to
exchange gifts on New Year's Day or Twelfth Night.
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