ABOUT THE CHRISTMAS QUESTION
The Christmas Question documentary 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 Roman history, early Christianity and Gnosticism, alternative religions and cults, all things Santa Claus 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 Christ’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?
- When did Christians start celebrating Christmas?
- Why was Christmas once illegal in the United States?
- Are there clear connections between Christmas traditions and paganism?
- Even if the trappings of Christmas are somehow linked to the worship of pagan gods, does God even care?
- And didn’t those pagan associations die out a long time ago?
Who’s putting this out?
How can I watch it?
You can watch The Christmas Question for free on 119 Ministry’s YouTube Channel. Click here to watch now!
Is this okay for kids? Why is there a content warning at the beginning?
The content warning is to give parents a heads up about some potentially disturbing images of the god Saturn (depicted in a drawing eating a child), Krampus images and brief references to sexuality.
I this something I can only watch online for free for a limited window of time?
Nope! The documentary will live on 119 Ministry’s YouTube Channel permanently, starting December 19th.
How can I get a copy?
You can order your own physical or digital copy here.
Can my group host a screening of The Christmas Question?
Yes! If you’re interested in hosting a screening, fill out this form and we’ll follow up via email with more details. Screenings are free to host and attend and your group sets the date and time. And the team behind the doc just may jump on a video call and greet your group live before you watch the film!
I’d like to schedule an interview / write an article about the documentary.
Wonderful! We’d love to help you however we can. Please send an email to info (at) thechristmasquestion (dot) com with “Press Request” in the subject line.