The first commercial calendars were printed in Germany in 1851.Post College, Greenvale, NY - December 1975 Bruce Springsteen Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (Live.W.The precise origin of assigning December 25 as the birth date of Jesus is unclear.

Moreover, in countries such as Austria and Germany, the connection between the Christian festival and the family holiday is made by identifying the Christ Child as the giver of gifts to the family.The morning of December 25, however, has become the time for the exchange of gifts in North America.The first use of candles on such trees is recorded by a Silesian duchess in 1611.

An analogous custom is the Advent calendar, which provides 24 openings, one to be opened each day beginning December.December 25 was first identified as the date of Jesus birth by Sextus Julius Africanus in 221 and later became the universally accepted date.In North America the centrality of the morning of the 25th of December as the time for the family to open presents has led, with the exception of Catholic and some Lutheran and Episcopal churches, to the virtual end of holding church services on that.