Christmas Day 2022 | Christmas Eve & Holidays

Christmas Day

Christmas is a traditional festival that is celebrated by Christians. This festival is celebrated in remembrance of the birth of Jesus. But now from the early 20th century, this festival has become an official holiday that is followed by both Christians and non-Christians. There are some elements regarding this holiday and there is this Christian myth in which Santa Clause is playing an important role.

Christmas 2022 Date & Days:

Date Day Holiday States
23 Dec Fri Christmas Eve Holiday AR, MI, NC, SC & VA
24 Dec Sat Christmas Eve AR, MI, NC, SC & TX
25 Dec Sun Christmas Day Federal workers; All states
26-Dec Mon Christmas Holiday Federal workers; All states
27 Dec Tue Christmas Holiday NC, OK & SC

History of Christmas:

Christmas is celebrated in the memory of the birth of Jesus Christ, who Christians believe is the Son of God. The name ‘Christians’ comes from the Mass of Christ or Jesus. A Mass Service is where Christians remember that Jesus died for them and then came back to life. 

Origin of Christmas: 

The Christmas on the 25th of December was first known in 336 AD during the time of Roman Emperor Constantine who was the first Christian Roman Emperor. After some years, Christmas rejoices with the birth of Jesus on the 25th of December. 

When is Christmas celebrated? 

Christmas is celebrated by Christians on the 25th of December every year. But there is a difference in the Julian Calendar that for Eastern Orthodox churches to observe Christmas on the 7th of January. The exchange of gifts is a ritual for Christians as they exchange gifts on both Christmas eve and Christmas day as well.

How is Christmas celebrated? 

Every religion has its famous traditions. Christians have some famous traditions in which non-Christians also participate excitedly. Many of the Christmas traditions have no origins in Christianity. These include decorating tall green trees and in India, they can decorate mango or bamboo trees, furthermore, picnics and various fireworks, feasting, and especially exchanging of gifts on Christmas. 

When is Christmas eve?

Christmas Eve will be celebrated on the 24th of December 2022.

How many days until Christmas 2022?

Here you can follow the Christmas Counter to find out how many days are until Christmas 2022:

Merry Christmas wishes:

Here are some beautiful wishes that you can use this Christmas 2022 to wish your loved ones:

“Wishing you a Christmas that’s merry and bright!”

“We hope you have a safe and relaxing holiday season.”

“I hope your holiday season is full of peace, joy, and happiness.”

“Merry Christmas with lots of love.”

“I hope your Christmas is filled with joy this year!”

“This Christmas, you’re the best gift I could ask for.”

“Merry Christmas! May your happiness be large and your bills be small.”

“Wishing you nothing but the best this holiday season.”

“May your holiday’s sparkle with joy and laughter!”

“Merry Christmas! I hope you receive one blessing after another this coming year.”

“Merry Christmas! And best wishes for 2023.”

“Wishing you a joyous Christmas and a prosperous New Year.”

Christmas gift ideas: 

On Christmas, you can give any kind of gift to your loved ones but the most effective ones are listed below:

  • Crazy Forts 
  • Live Life Beautifully Planner
  • LEGO Hogwarts Fluffy Encounter 
  • Crossbody Bag 
  • Sprocket Portable Instant Photo Printer 
  • 3 in-1 Charging Hub for Apple Products 
  • Easy Access Crossbody Bag 
  • Lightweight Expandable Travel Duffel Bag 
  • Self-care Subscription Box 
  • Card Game 
  • Mega Gemstone Dig Kit 
  • Classic Cheese of the Month Club 
  • Mini Shot 3 Retro 
  • Layered Initial Necklace 

What stores are open on Christmas day? 

Most of the stores are open on Christmas Day including:

  • Acm 
  • Albertsons 
  • BJ’s Wholesale 
  • Cumberland Farms
  • Family Dollar/ Dollar Tree:
  • Giant Food Stores:
  • Safeway
  • 7- Eleven 
  • Circle K
  • Dollar Tree
  • Quick Chek 
  • Sheetz 
  • Speedway 
  • Wawa
  • CVS 

What restaurants are open on Christmas day? 

Some of the restaurants remain open on Christmas Day that is:

  • Boston Market 
  • Starbucks
  • Dunkin’ 
  • Buca di Beppo 
  • Casey’s 
  • Chinese food restaurants 
  • Denny’s 
  • IHOP 
  • Old Country Buffet 
  • McDonald’s 
  • Ruth Chris Steakhouse
  • Waffle House
  • Perkins Restaurant & Bakery 

What banks are open on Christmas day?

Only one bank is open on Christmas day that is:

  • TD Bank 

What grocery stores are open on Christmas day? 

Few of the Grocery Stores remain open on Christmas Day that is:

  • Wawa
  • Speedway 
  • Sheetz 
  • Rite Aid 
  • Giant Food Stores
  • Circle K/Couche-Tard

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is Walmart open on Christmas?

No, Walmart remains closed entirely on Christmas Day.

What time does Walmart close on Christmas eve? 

Walmart is operating on Christmas Eve but closes early. The store closes at 06:00 pm. 

Is Starbucks open on Christmas? 

Yes, Starbucks remains open on Christmas Day and Christmas eve as well. you can avail of the services during regular hours and enjoy your Starbucks. 

Is McDonald’s open on Christmas? 

Yes, Mcdonald’s is available on Christmas Day and Christmas eve with fully operating hours. 

Is Target open on Christmas? 

No, Target will remain closed on Christmas Day but you can avail of the services on Christmas Eve as the stores will be operating on Christmas eve. 

Is Walgreens open on Christmas? 

Yes, Walgreens is providing services on Christmas Day during regular hours. It is available for full operating hours for the customers. 

Conclusion: 

In this article you will get to know about Christmas, its origin and history, and why it is celebrated along with important information like which stores, grocery stores, restaurants, or banks are open on Christmas Day. This will help you in a quick search about places. This article also helps you with ideas for different gifts to exchange on Christmas Day. Wishing you and your loved ones a great Christmas 2022.