And, originally the birth of Christ was not celebrated at all. Doing that was considered to be too close to pagan worship practices, but later on people wanted to counter some of the pagan worship and draw attention to Christ. Interesting enough, part of the Saturnalia celebration was that the slaves got a day off. Their only day off during the year. Some people say that lots of the early Christians were slaves, so it was natural for them to choose this day to celebrate the birth of Christ since it was their only 'day off'. Some people say that Dec. 25th was the day that Jesus was conceived and not the day He was born. Some people insist that He was born on Dec. 25th.
Hey, for all we know today might be Jesus' birthday *winks* For me, it doesn't matter what day Jesus was born, it is more important for me to remember Who He is.
After all, the angels found the shepherds just fine no matter what day it was!
PS Here's another visit with Naomi's and my little angel that we made on Chirstmas day. Now she has wings and a halo. What do you think? Naomi drew her face =) and I put the little heart on her.