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JWs don't celebrate Christmas. Why?

They are Christians, so why don't they do Christmas like everyone else who call themselves Christian? What's wrong with Christmas in their opinion????


Asked by Anonymous at 9:09 AM on Dec. 8, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (19)
  • It is pagan in origin. we dont get involved in anything with pagan origin. theres nothing wrong with having a nice dinner with family and exchanging gifts, that part is not bad. we have dinner and give gifts when we feel like it, we just dont do it on a day that is a pagan holiday.

    Answer by proudmomma777 at 1:21 PM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • I knew a girl at my first job that was one. She celebrated. SHe drank. But when she got home she was JW.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:13 AM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • Then she ironically and obviously was NOT one of Jehovah's Witnesses at all.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:22 AM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • Illustration: Suppose a crowd come to a gentleman’s home saying they are there to celebrate his birthday. He does not favor the celebration of birthdays. He does not like to see people overeat or get drunk or engage in immoral behaviour conduct. But some of them do all those things, and they bring presents for everyone there except him! On top of all that, they pick the birthday of one of the man’s enemies as the date for the celebration. How would the man feel? Would you want to be a party to it? This is exactly what is being done by Christmas celebrations.

    Answer by CosyMama at 9:25 AM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • Eph. 5:10, 11: “Keep on making sure of what is acceptable to the Lord; and quit sharing with them in the unfruitful works that belong to the darkness, but, rather, even be reproving them.”
    2 Cor. 6:14-16: “What fellowship do righteousness and lawlessness have? Or what sharing does light have with darkness? Further, what harmony is there between Christ and Be′lial? Or what portion does a faithful person have with an unbeliever? And what agreement does God’s temple have with idols?”

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:28 AM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • The Israelites adopted an Egyptian religious practice but gave it a new name, “a festival to Jehovah.” But Jehovah severely punished them. Exodus 32:4-10
    Romans 15:4 "For all the things that were written aforetime were written for our instruction,..."
    2 Peter 1:19 "Consequently we have the prophetic word [made] more sure; and you are doing well in paying attention to it as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until day dawns and a daystar rises, in your hearts."

    Answer by CosyMama at 9:32 AM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • There are SO many reasons they don't celebrate Christmas. You really need a pen and paper a bible and a face to face with them! Have to say their reasons don't seem that ridiculous either :s

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:40 AM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • cuz of its origins and what the bible says about worshipping pure and honestly, they dont do anything thats even a bit dodgy in origin

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:43 AM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • This is the reason why some misinterpret JW not believing in Jesus. Many, mostly all faiths, know that he wasnt born on Dec 25. Its just made up.

    So the question is....Why DO you celebrate christmas, instead of why do JW NOT celebrate christmas? Not bashing, of course I probably know all the reasons, just really want you to see it in a different pt of view.

    Answer by 3gigglemonsters at 10:02 AM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • O.K. so if I'm reading the answers here correctly it is based on the idea that all celebrations involve immoral behavior? I find that a bit difficult to accept. I don't party, I've never been drunk so how is having a nice dinner with extended family, exchanging gifts and all of that evil?

    Answer by teamquinn at 1:07 PM on Dec. 8, 2009