The most wonderful time of the year it finally here! Yes, I’m sure by now you already know that Christmas is right around the corner. If you don’t, you’d better get your life together.
Christmas historically is a Christian holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. For over two millennia, people have been celebrating Christmas in their own ways. Many common Christmas traditions include exchanging gifts, decorating a Christmas tree, waiting for Santa and just spending time with family and friends.
The month of December has always been a month for celebration in history. Ancient civilizations in Europe always celebrated light and birth in the dark days of winter. Many people also used the winter solstice as a platform for celebration because the long days of winter were past and it would begin to stay light out later. They would celebrate and begin to look forward to longer days and extended hours of sunlight.
Christmas has been a federal holiday since 1870, after the celebration slipped through the cracks after the American Revolution. Christmas became a time for people to come together and escape the hardships facing the world at the time.
In the 19th century, Americans truly began to embrace Christmas, reinventing it from a carnival holiday to a family-centered day of peace and celebration. Since the early 1800’s was a period of turmoil and class conflict, Americans began to embrace Christmas.
Christmas has always been a time where people come together and celebrate life and love. With that being said, what’s a 2017 Christmas without memes? Everyone can definitely agree that memes bring people together and that’s what Christmas is all about, right?!
So with that, sit back, relax and enjoy some of the funniest Christmas memes.