Trivia Time: Christmas

Posted: December 24, 2011 by Keith Stone in Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, trivia

It’s almost time for Christmas and I couldn’t be more excited for presents, family, and the return of basketball. I did a little research and Christmas is not only Santa Claus’s birthday but somebody called Jesus Christ. A few centuries after Jesus was born, his followers decided to start celebrating his birthday. There was only one problem. Nobody knew when it was. Some thought the spring. Some the summer. Eventually, December 25th was settled on as the date. It was the same date a big pagan holiday and the Christians wanted to steal their thunder. This brings us to our Question of the Week. Get it right and Santa won’t put you on the naughty list. The answer, as always, is after the jump.

In which year was Christmas first celebrated on December 25th? (and a hint: it is not 1975)

Answer: 386. Up until then, Santa had no idea when to deliver presents.

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