It is the birth anniversary of JESUS CHRIST. People all over decorate their houses,erect christmas trees, make cot with figures of baby JESUS, enjoy chiristmas cakes & wine and exchange gifts among friends & relatives. The term Christmas is a translation of the Old English version â€“ â€˜Cristes Maesseâ€™ which literally means the â€œMass of Christâ€. It is a traditional holiday in the Christian calendar and the most auspicious and holistic Christian festival observed across the globe on December 25th with much fanfare. December 25th is celebrated as birth anniversary of Lord Jesus Christ, who is believed to be born on the same date at Bethlehem, the land of Jews. The festival is celebrated as a mark of respect to Lord Jesus, who is considered as the son of God and founder of the Christian religion. Christmas is basically celebrated by the Christians; but it is also observed as a day of celebration by other communities around the globe. Merry Christmas is a common phrase exchanged amongst Christians. As defined in the modern day, â€˜Merryâ€™ means cheerful or festive. However, the most widely accepted meaning of the word is peaceful or blessed. Therefore, wishing someone Merry Christmas is truly wishing them a peaceful or blessed â€˜Mass of Christâ€.