Christmas is our Holiday!

Christmas is the most widely celebrated holiday among European peoples all over the world. Evidence suggests that the holiday we now know as “Christmas” was first celebrated by our European ancestors as early as 4,000 years ago! Well before the advent of Christianity. Nevertheless the beauty of our cultural tradition, our holiday, must be defended by future generations and preserved forever!



In ancient Rome, the holiday was known as Saturnalia, celebrated around the 25th of December in the family home. It was a time for feasting, goodwill, generosity, the exchange of gifts and of course, the decoration of trees. Saturnalia in Rome, served as a grand winter solstice festival.


According to various writers and poets from antiquity, families would gather for feast and drink, dress codes were relaxed, gifts were exchanged, and generosity took precedence. Social roles were sometimes changed, and wealthy Romans would pay the month’s rent for those who couldn’t afford it. Games and competitions were held within families to determine who would become the temporary Saturnalian monarch, or ruler of the castle. Business and work was put aside, in fact, it was outlawed!


Saturnalia originated as a farmer’s festival to mark the end of the planting season in honor of Saturn (the Roman God). During the reign of Augustus (63 BC-AD 14), it was a two-day affair, but soon extended into a seven-day event! The events and the holiday itself would climax on the date of December 25th, aligning together with the winter solstice.


As the Roman world immersed themselves in Saturnalia, in much of the rest of Europe, our ancestors celebrated their own winter solstice, known as Yule, or the Yuletide. Yule was a celebration that lasted thirteen days, ending customarily on the 6th day of January. Yule was symbolic of the Sun God being born, which was observed on the longest night of the year. As the Sun God grew and matured, the days became longer and warmer. As such, it was customary to light a candle to encourage the sun to reappear once again next year. The word solstice derives from the Latin words: sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still). The word Yule itself means “wheel,” the wheel being a pagan symbol for the sun. 


In the days before Yule, a tree was cut down and brought into the home to decorate. Holly and mistletoe were also hung around the house. Mistletoe was considered a sacred plant, and the custom of kissing under the mistletoe began as a fertility ritual. As holly berries were thought to be a food of the gods. Any greenery brought inside during Winter was used to extend an invitation to nature to join in our celebration and to remind us that life goes on even in the midst of the darkest and coldest time of the year. The Yule log was then burned (to symbolize the Sun) and a piece of it was saved to light the next years log. The exchange of gifts usually followed with an incredible feast for the holiday. Stories were told as a form of entertainment, and plans were set for the future. It was a time of rebirth and of new beginnings.


Many historians believe that the God, Odin was the original gift-giver (ie Santa Claus). Before the modern image of Santa Claus became popular, the figure was seen as tall and lean, with a long white beard, wearing a dark cloak, definitely not a red and white tunic. Most earlier legends describe “Santa” as riding a horse, like Odin’s Sleipner (his 8-legged horse), not driving a sleigh pulled by reindeer. The original “Yule Elf” or Santa was also seen as a stern man, and for others as quite a terrifying figure, especially to rude or ill-willed people. The story of Santa Claus probably arose from ancient legends of the wild-hunt, a ride in the stormy Winter skies, that was led by Odin. Sometimes people would be taken to join the Wild Host in a tumultuous flight. In the Christian era, folklore advised people to stay inside at night to avoid Odin!


After being incorporated into the Christian religion, the holy day of December 25th was eventually recognized and widely accepted as the birth date of Jesus Christ. That particular part of history is still very questionable in the eyes of many historians and theologians. The date falls under scrutiny for a number of reasons, and was (IMO) wisely chosen by the church to more easily convert the Pagans of Europe to this new religion, with a new God, and a new savior. A savior that would now be celebrated on one of the most important days of the year!


This conversion was not easy, it took a considerable amount of time, and the transition was not very smooth. During the Middle Ages, the Church was a domineering force that had great influence over the Kings and Nobles of Europe. That influence was often used to gain a foothold, and expand the Christian religion into other lands. Monarchs, who were already in the business of territorial conquest, were often quick to oblige. It became a relationship of mutual benefit. As a result, the Pagans of Europe were swept up, often violently, and made to embrace the new religion. A BIG part of this conquest and “transition” of faith involved the incorporation of their cultural traditions, their folklore, their ceremonial practices, and their own holy days. This was done, once again, to ease the “transition.” Which is why the custom of cutting down evergreen trees to put in the home, hanging wreaths on the door, using misseltoe & holly berries, feasting, exchanging gifts, and giving the children a Santa Claus has all survived the ages and continues on today!


Regardless of the conflict, for thousands of years our holiday was celebrated exclusively by our ancestors, and our ancestors alone. The problem occurred with the expansion of Christianity during the age of exploration and colonization. Over zealous Christians felt that it was their duty to evangelize the native population of the new world and the slaves they held in captivity. Once again, much of this work (which could be justified as ethical or moral at the time) was done by missionaries and other agents of the church to secure dominion over more land.


The non-Europeans and African slaves of the new world were introduced to this new religion, which attached itself to the customs and traditions of Pagan Europe. As a result, Africans in the Americas gave up Vodoo and their other Sub-Saharan cultural traditions that were lost with time, as the Black church, and Black denominations grew rather large here in America. After the Civil War, and the destruction of the antebellum south… even with Jim Crows Laws in place, and a heavily segregated society… Black families in America continued to embrace the religion, the traditions, the customs, and the holidays of their former masters.


This cultural appropriation continues today. Instead of embracing their true history, with cultural celebrations such as Kwanza… Blacks in America, choose to celebrate white holidays. They’re encouraged by (truly racist) white liberal social Marxists to do so! Everything from Christmas, to Easter, to Thanksgiving, to Halloween and even Valentine’s Day… Black people in America take part in it, with very few exceptions. I believe that this has had long lasting, severe, detrimental effects on Black people in America. It’s about damn time that real Black men stand up (like Malcolm X) and say enough is enough! We don’t want to celebrate cracker holidays! We don’t want our black children idiolizing a white Santa Claus. We don’t want to identify with a people’s history that isn’t ours!


With that said, there are indeed other problems with today’s holiday celebration. I’m not telling anyone, anything new here, but the commercialization and consumerist frenzy has over shadowed the true meaning of our holiday. Far too many White Americans have allowed it to happen. For many of us, our families, friends and former friends it revolves around buying a bunch of meaningless shit, that the average working person cant afford. Wasted resources that could be put to use for much more important endeavors. And instead of feasting,  spending time with family, reflecting on our year, showing goodwill, starting anew and planning for a better future… far too many of our folks put themselves in debt, and do their best to destroy “our holiday.”


It’s about damn time we get our own backyard in order folks. If you have a wife or a family member with a shopping habit, get control over these people, and do it NOW! Put your foot down, and explain to them the true meaning of Christmas. Speak at the dinner table this Christmas if you have the opportunity. Shame them if you have to! Tell them that our tradition of Christmas, that our history, our ancestors, and our holiday deserves respect! Celebrate it the right way. Yuletide Greetings, Happy Saturnalia, and Merry Christmas. Enjoy it!

33 Comments on Christmas is our Holiday!

  1. A Great History Lesson.

    Merry Christmas to all my Brothers and Sisters at PTD.

    “Making Ourselves Great Again”

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    • Second that Eric, Merry Christmas to everyone here at PTD.

      Thank You for what you do Rich!

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    • Don’t you mean Happy Holidays 😱, hahaha only kidding.
      Happy Christmas 🎄 make this the year we destroy #WeakWhiteMen.

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      • I hate that happy holidays bullshit, idiots say that to me at work I don’t even respond back.

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      • Can’t offend people by saying Christmas now can we. This thing of being offended by everything is so pathetic.

        And do you know another thing. It’s white liberals that started that shit. Muslims aren’t offended by that word. Asians aren’t either, again it’s our own people pushing this crap.

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      • Yep, the two fat slobs at work that said it today are both big fat disgusting liberal white women!

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      • Exactly, I dislike Muslims but I’ve never seen one that’s offended by Christmas. Here in Ireland the liberals are removing Christian symbols all over because they’re saying its offensive to other religions. But the Muslim community has said its not offended by them. It’s our own white idiots doing the damage.

        Just to clarify I’m not religious myself but this is a Christian country.

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      • Whites have always been their own worst enemy. Whether it’s our stubborn individualism or the crowd that is over filled with unimaginable amounts of sympathy and empathy they have led us here. And no offense but it’s been you men that act like this too, I’m assuming not you here, but white in general have caused this to happen. They don’t even do it because they believe it either, they do it because they want to be seen as caring, sympathetic/empathetic.

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      • Yes this pathological altruism will be the death of us. We need to find our mean streak again. Kevin McDonald has written some good articles on altruism in whites.


  2. Insightful article Rich, right on time for the Holiday. You’re a damn good writer. I’ll be passing this one around, just as I did the last one. Great Job

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  3. Reblogged this on Remember The 14 Words. and commented:
    Yet the non-whites constantly berate whites for cultural appropriation whenever we wear a sombrero or cook their food. They’re blind to the fact everything they do is cultural appropriation of our culture. Every time they drive a car, fly on a plane, read a book, use a knife & fork, watch TV, use that computer or phone, the lists endless. I wish someone had the balls to stand up to these fuckers and throw that shit in their faces.


    • There is someone, we are doing it right now. Just look at what is happening here in the US I know you’re from overseas, but Trump is now paving the path for us to do this now mainstream. People are dropping their PC attitudes here, and openly mocking this idiotic liberalism.

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  4. Great article. Thanks for uncovering our history and origins of our customs. The notion that Dec 25th is the actual bday of Christ is a common modern understanding that has developed as we have lost touch with our traditions. But historically, this was as the day we celebrate Christ’s birth; not His actually day of birth. It’s celebrated on Dec 25th because this is the winter solstice; after which we begin to have longer days and there is newness of life. This is also why we celebrate Easter in the spring…also not supposed to be the actual day of Christ resurrection; but a symbolic date. Basically, there is a much more extensive Christian calendar that has been gradually secularized and forgotten about. The Orthodox Church retains this ancient calendar which gives a deeper and spiritually symbolic meaning to the seasons. It served not to abolish ancient pagan traditions but point them to Christ. That said, Merry Christmas! Christ is born!

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  5. Correction, Yule was actually symbolic of the Norse god Balder being born as the Sun, Mithras had nothing to do with the Nordic/Germanic tradition of Yuletide.

    Mithras rather was a Persian Sun God Roman soldiers adopted.

    Halloween however was directly tied to Yuletide, technically part of the same winter festival tied to death and rebirth. Thanksgiving was also The Feast of Ullr the Norse Hunter’s Festival tied into the same tradition.

    Africans do not have a Solstice as that would imply they have a Solar culture, the whole point of the European Winter solstice was celebration of the return of light/life/vitality from the harsh uncompromising darkness of winter.

    Red and White = Blood on the Snow.

    All cold adapted people have their own versions of The Winter Solstice appropriately.

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  6. Also Yule is the longest day of the year as it heralds the “return of the sun” which means a return to longer days. On the Winter Solstice for example Antarctica undergoes a 24 hour day – Midnight Sun.

    You have Yule confused with Hallowed Evening/Halloween which is the shortest night of the year the herald of darkness to come for Winter.

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  7. But of course, regardless God Jul!


  8. Jeff Bartlett // December 23, 2015 at 11:26 pm // Reply

    Thank you for giving an even handed approach and not slamming Christianity like the rest of the bunch. A great read. You and the rest of the PTD family have a great Christmas Rich!

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    • That was the point Jeff, even though I’m not a Christian, I don’t see that attacking it does us any good. In fact, I would get behind a push for a manly/traditionalist form of Christianity! It’s long overdue.

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      • As an Odinist, I can respect that. People need to have respect for each other’s views, and really keep religion private, to themselves, within their own circle, families etc. so stupid arguing over it. And I would also back that kind of Christianity, as long as an appreciation is given to our old religions

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      • Atheists on the other hand, I have no use for whatsoever at all.


  9. Thank you for the kind words everyone, make it a good one.

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  10. Excellent article Rich, merry Christmas everyone at PTD!

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  11. Nice piece Rich I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Everyone!!

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  12. Great stuff Rich, thanks for the good read.

    Keep up the excellent job!


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