Christmas, also known as the Feast of the Nativity, literally means “Christ Mass”. The feast celebrates the birth and incarnation of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, on December 25th. Christmastide is another name for the Christmas season and currently extends from the first Vespers of Christmas Eve until the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord.
Liturgical Color: White
Time of Year: Dec. 25th until the Baptism of our Lord ( Sunday after Jan. 6th.
Celebrates/Symbolizes: The Incarnation, the virgin birth of Jesus Christ
Scriptural References: Luke 2:1-20 and Matthew 1:18-24 and John 1:1-18