The truth is that there are many holidays Grumpy cat Santa hat on the naughty list and I regret nothing Christmas sweater during the last 6 weeks of the year, so why should Christmas be the only one mentioned. Obviously you have Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas and New Years. Plus some people celebrate Kwanzaa, St. Lucia, St. Nicholas, Boxing Day, Ramadan, Epiphany, Winter Solstice, Festivus, Joseph Smith’s Birthday, etc.
The Solstice is a common time of year for festivals. Grumpy cat Santa hat on the naughty list and I regret nothing Christmas sweater It represents the death of the old year and the birth of the new. The days get darker and darker as winter sets in, but then after Solstice they begin to lengthen as we progress to spring. The Solstice was celebrated for thousands of years before Jesus.