Throughout the years, America's presidents have celebrated Christmas as the birth of our Savior. This new 4-minute video highlights some of the remarkable artifacts from our collection to show how Christmas has been commemorated under various presidents.
Our website also has additional information about how American Presidents have celebrated Christmas. And several White House Christmas artifacts are presented below.
Our prayer is that you have a blessed and Christ-filled Christmas!
And if you want to read a powerful Christ-centered Christmas message from a president, check out these offerings by President Harry S. Truman:
"Since returning home, I have been reading again in our family Bible some of the passages which foretold this night. . . . We miss the spirit of Christmas if we consider the Incarnation as an indistinct and doubtful, far-off event unrelated to our present problems. We miss the purport of Christ’s birth if we do not accept it as a living link which joins us together in spirit as children of the ever-living and true God. In love alone – the love of God and the love of man – will be found the solution of all the ills which afflict the world today."
President Harry S. Truman, Christmas Eve Address, 1949
"Through Jesus Christ the world will yet be a better and a fairer place. This faith sustains us today as it has sustained mankind for centuries past. This is why the Christmas story, with the bright stars shining and the angels singing, moves us to wonder and stirs our hearts to praise. Now, my fellow countrymen, I wish for all of you a Christmas filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit, and many years of future happiness with the peace of God reigning upon this earth."
President Harry S. Truman, Christmas Eve Address, 1952
Let's all remember not just the rich history of Christmas celebrations in America but also the true reason for this season we celebrate.
From all of us at WallBuilders, we wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!