I'm a few days early, but its a busy time.
About 1800 years ago the churches in Alexandria, Egypt, decided to celebrate the birth of Christ. There was some controversy about it at the time, because, traditionally only the pagan kings had public celebrations of their birthdays. But many Christians felt that since Jesus was the King of Kings, He should be honoured if anyone was. They tried a few different dates before settling down with December 25. There was already a holiday around that time, so everyone had the day off.
This Christmas is going to be a special one in the Bird house. Its my grand-daughter's first, but its also the first since my wedding. My wife has never been responsible for a whole Christmas dinner before, and she's putting a lot of thought into this one. My older daughter and her husband take turns when it comes to family dinners. This year they're at our house. Next year at his family's. My younger daughter is 18 now, and as my family has a history of moving out soon after hitting 18, we don't know where she'll be next year. This will be our last dinner as an entire family for two years, and maybe longer, so I am hoping we'll all have a good time.
I hope you also have a good time with your families, and if you're not with your families I hope there is someone you can spend the day with. If not a loved one, a friend or group of friends.