Yes, the Christmas tree is pagan. The use of evergreen trees, wreaths, and garlands to symbolize eternal life was a custom of the ancient Egyptians, Chinese, and Hebrews. Tree worship was common among the pagan Europeans, even surviving their conversion to Christianity.

Yes, the Christmas tree is pagan. The use of evergreen trees, wreaths, and garlands to symbolize eternal life was a custom of the ancient Egyptians, Chinese, and Hebrews. Tree worship was common among the pagan Europeans, even surviving their conversion to Christianity.

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Merry Christmas in Chinese Characters - Holiday Greeting Cards (size A6) - Deep Crimson Calligraphy - Suitable for framing by GryphonGraphyx on Etsy

Merry Christmas in Chinese Characters - Holiday Greeting Cards (size A6) - Deep Crimson Calligraphy - Suitable for framing by GryphonGraphyx on Etsy

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We wish you a Merry Christmas. In Chinese. With pinyin.

We wish you a Merry Christmas. In Chinese. With pinyin.

Merry Christmas in Chinese!  The first two characters mean Christmas.  But if you translate them directly the two words mean "Holy Birth."  The second two characters mean "Happy" or "Merry."  They are pronounced:  Shung Dahn Kwii Luh!

Merry Christmas in Chinese! The first two characters mean Christmas. But if you translate them directly the two words mean "Holy Birth." The second two characters mean "Happy" or "Merry." They are pronounced: Shung Dahn Kwii Luh!

How to say Merry Christmas in Chinese, and other Winter Holiday Vocabulary

How to say Merry Christmas in Chinese, and other Winter Holiday Vocabulary

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