In the original, pagan Christmas-which was not called Christmas, since it was not about Christ--gifts were given. But to Christians, gifts are given at Christmas as an opportunity to show love. Sadly, this season has been taken as a commercial opportunity and many people indulge in materialism and forget the true meaning of Christmas.
Read more about the origin of Christmas here.
And learn more about Christmas here.
Category: What does giving gifts at Christmas mean?