an introduction to the season of christmas

The Christmas season immediately follows the season of Advent. The traditional Twelve Days of Christmas begin with Christmas Eve on the evening of December 24 and continue until the feast of Epiphany January 6th. 

This season is an observance of Incarnation of Christ coming to the world. The celebration of Immanuel, God with us. It explores the reality of Christ entering into the midst of the brokeness. 

One of the carols of the season sums it up well:

“O holy night the stars are brightly shining

It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth

Long lay the world in sin and error pining

Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth

A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices

For yonder breaks a new glorious morn

Fall on your knees

O hear the angels’ voices

O night divine

O night when Christ was born”

-”O Holy Night” written by Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure

The Color of Christmas:

The Liturgical color for Christmas is white. 

White is representative of heaven and the holiness of God.