Telling the whole story of Christmas to children can be long, boring and even confusing for them, so it is ideal to be able to give them a Christmas summary about what Christmas is.
To make it even more meaningful for them, it is better that this Christmas summary be known to the family, so they can better understand why we celebrate Christmas.
Christmas summary for children
A long time ago in the city of Nazareth there lived a woman named Maria who loved God very much and who was going to marry Jose, who was a carpenter. An angel appeared to Mary and told her that she would have a baby and call him Jesus, and that baby would be the Son of God.
When José found out that she would have a baby he felt confused, but an angel appeared to him in his dreams and told him that he was the Son of God and he understood everything. José and María had to go to Bethlehem and having no cars took a long time to arrive and Maria was shortly to give birth to the baby. They did not know where to spend the night and although they do not really know where they stayed, everyone thinks they did it in a humble barn with the animals. It was a warm place and they could lie down thanks to the straw. That night the baby Jesus was born who slept in a clean straw manger.
Christmas is celebrated every December 24, and people reflect on their love for God. Accepting him will mean joining with the people they love most and that is why families gather to celebrate Christmas. Christmas is a time of forgiveness and love, and people show all this in the same way that God would do with us.
To celebrate it is celebrated on December 24 and 25, Christmas carols are sung, houses are decorated with Christmas trees and inns and Masses are celebrated in the churches for people who practice religion.