Did early faithful Christians celebrate Christmas?


Christians, according to Jude, are supposed to "contend earnestly for" (NKJV) or "fight for" (NJB) the original faith. Did early Christians celebrate Christmas? Were later professors of Christ condemned for idolatrous practices such as wreaths and pagan gift giving on an idol's birthday in December? When did December 25th get adopted? According to 'The Catholic Encyclopedia, why was December 25th adopted? Do the Gospels allow for Jesus to have been born in late December? Where did the 'twelve days of Christmas, come from ? What about 'Christmas carols'? Did early Christians observe any holy days? If so, what were they? Does the Bible encourage or condemn using practices others used to worship the true God? Is Jesus the reason for the season or was there another reason?

A written article of related interest is available titled "What Does the Catholic Church Teach About Christmas and the Holy Days?" URL: http://www.cogwriter.com/christmas.htm