Should Christians Celebrate Christmas?

#140 – Should Christians Celebrate Christmas? with Shelton Markham

Have you felt convictions over what holidays you are celebrating? Shelton Markham teaches us to be thoughtful about what we believe. Take a dive into understanding if Christians should Celebrate Christmas.


People of faith should be thoughtful about what we believe and celebrate. Our convictions and practices should be guided by truth, not by what’s familiar in our culture or comfortable in our traditions.

In this episode, Andrew is joined by Shelton Markham and they have an extended conversation about Christmas, including:

» Why do Christians celebrate Christmas?
» Is the Christmas holiday rooted in paganism?
» How should Christian parents handle Santa Claus?
» How to avoid the commercialization of Christmas
» and more…

Resources Mentioned

If you want a copy of the audio “Christmas and Paganism” mentioned in the episode, request it by emailing

Shelton Markham is pastor of Paseo Del Rey Church in Chula Vista. To learn more about his ministry, please visit

Original Release Date: 12/1/2022

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