The Christmas Question documentary, coming December 2019, unravels the history of the holiday and explores the implications for today’s Christians.
We travel the globe to speak to some of the world’s foremost experts in their fields (pre-Christian religions, early United States history, ancient history, early Christianity and Gnosticism, alternative religions and cults, and more) to seek answers to one of the most compelling questions in Christianity today: Should Christians celebrate Christmas? We look into the facts and the fiction behind some of the most beloved holiday traditions.
What questions does the documentary explore?
The aim of the film is to get to the bottom of why Christians celebrate the Savior’s birth in certain ways … and then, to let the audience decide whether Christmas passes the test of worshiping our Creator in both spirit and truth.
The film will tackle questions like:
- If not directly from the Bible, where did we get traditions like Christmas trees, mistletoe, gifts in stockings, caroling, and yule logs?
- Didn’t early Christians celebrate Christmas?
- Why was Christmas once illegal in the United States?
- If the connection between Christmas and paganism were unclear, would it be okay for Christians to celebrate it?
- Even if the trappings of Christmas are somehow linked to the worship of pagan gods, does our Creator even care?
- And didn’t those pagan associations die out a long time ago?
Who’s putting this out?
When is it coming out?