What do you mean, I don’t have to take a walk on Christmas day? My body needs a fresh air walk every day and December 25 is no time to let down my guard. Well really, a day of celebration and relaxation won’t hurt you, will it? Of course not, but Christmas is the celebration of the winter solstice and I walked that day, too, celebrating on December 21 when it really was the shortest day as celebrated for the millennium since humans figured it out.
How can the most relevant christian holiday possibly have anything to do with the shortest day? That is an interesting historic study. The catholic church decided to be the world leader but couldn’t prevent the solstice celebration so it said,