Is Christmas in December a Pagan Carryover?
At this time of year you will hear the same tired old theory that Jesus was born in the Spring and Christmas in December is just a carry over from paganism.
Stop. This is not true.
This post is a shortened version of a longer post in the archived articles section. You can read the whole thing here.
Before we take this dumb theory apart we should understand where it came from. It is true that the Romans had a mid winter celebration called Saturnalia. From December 17-23 they partied with feasting and foolishness. It was a week of food, frivolity, high table and