How Did Christmas Become A Festival Of Greed?

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Michael Snyder
TheEconomicCollapseBlog.com
December 2nd, 2014

For most people, Christmas is all about the presents. But how did such a supposedly sacred holiday become a festival of greed? Not many people know the history behind Christmas gift giving, and it will probably shock you. This year, Americans will spend somewhere in the neighborhood of 600 billion dollars on Christmas, but most people have no coherent explanation for why they are buying all of these gifts. Those that are Christian will tell you that they are doing it to celebrate the birth of Christ, but as you will see below, gift giving on this holiday originated long before Christ was born. Others will tell you that they are just following tradition, but most of them have absolutely no idea where the tradition of Christmas gift giving originally came from. And the truth is that most people simply don’t care about the history. They are just excited about all of the stuff that they are going to get on December 25th. But if you are curious to learn how Christmas became a festival of greed, just keep reading…

In early America, there was no Christmas gift giving. In fact, the Puritans greatly disapproved of celebrating the holiday, and in some areas the celebration of Christmas was actually banned by law.

For example, if you were caught celebrating Christmas in the state of Massachusetts from 1659 to 1681 you could be fined five shillings…

The Rest…HERE

One Response to “How Did Christmas Become A Festival Of Greed?”

  1. TRUTH BE TOLD

    Christmas is a pagan catholic holiday which is really satans day and he is about the one world worship of babel and now the UN on the 24th will introduce the small arms treaty… disaster happens and suspend the constitution and blue hats are here…..and the world can be as one….

    #341788

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