I think we might be getting through to them…

Pupil: Miss, if no-one knows when Jesus was born, why do we celebrate Christmas on December 25th?

Librarian: Because the Romans used to worship a god called Mithras, and his birthday was 25th December. Since people were already celebrating then, the early church decided to use the same date.

Pupil: Does that mean the copyright for Christmas belongs to the Romans?

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