Modern customs of the holiday include gift-giving, church celebration, exchange of Christmas cards and the display of various decorations, including Christmas tree, lights, and nativity scenes. Santa Claus also referred as the Father Christmas, is a popular mythological figure often associated with bringing gifts at Christmas for children.
Christmas is celebrated throughout the Christians population, but also celebrated by many non-Christians as a secular, cultural festival.
Packed with busy shoppers, jingle bells, colorful lights and Santa Claus, Christmas is thought by many people to be “the most wonderful time of the year”. But few people stop to think how it originated. Starting as a pagan holiday during the time of the Romans, it developed into a Christian celebration of Christ. But as Christmas and our culture has changed and become more secular, Jesus has been forgotten and Christmas has become a time full of materialism.