This blog is about the story of my family here in America. We arrived in the 1630s as Puritans, and became the common folk of the New World.

How the Puritans celebrated Christmas

My family, the Puritans, didn't need Christmas to remind them that *Jesus is the reason for the season*. Jesus was the reason for their life. They worshiped The Lord every day, in a way that our modern minds may find nearly impossible to comprehend. And like all true Christians, they knew that it was the rebirth, not the birth of Jesus, that mattered.

Of course, by the time of the modern celebration of Christmas, the mid-1800s, the Puritans had been absorbed into other Protestant faiths, most notably the Congregationalists. And my family celebrated then like everyone else in America did, with special church services, the exchanging of gifts, that sort of thing.

If Christmas makes you stop to think about the wonders of His Love and brings you together with fellow believers, the Puritans would have approved, I'm sure.
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