People all over the world celebrate the birth of Christ on December 25th. But why is the nativity marked by gift-giving, and was He really born on that day? TV personality Harry Smith hosts this enchanting journey through the history of the world's favorite religious celebration. Journey back to the earliest celebrations when the infant religion embraced the pagan solstice festivals like the Roman Saturnalia and turned them into a commemoration of Jesus' birth. Learn how Prince Albert introduced the Christmas tree to the English-speaking world in 1841. And discover how the patron saint of children was transformed into jolly old St. Nick by British settlers in the New World.
Media ID: 12249
Length: 50 Min.
Publisher: Videos With Values
Level: SH, A

Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult