Friday night is again "Nittel Nacht". Here are a few snippets and snaps showing how this event is commemorated amongst many in our community.
After the advent of the Gregorian Calendar, Orthodox Christians and Catholic Christians observed Christmas Eve on two separate dates; this led to Rabbinic debate, and Nittel Nacht is observed in accordance with the local Christian community. Certain pious Jews observe Nittel Nacht twice each year.
By the 20th century, Judeo-Christian relations had matured to where these customs faded in popularity, although Nittel Nacht is still observed by certain Orthodox groups.
Nittel nacht in 770:
More photographs here.
Other article on the topic here, here, here and here.
Note: AJN Watch takes no responsibilty for the "Kashrut" of those sites.
On a slightly more serious note, we wonder how many families who have named their daughters "Natalie" realise that the meaning of the name is associated with "Nittel", ie, "birthday of JC" or "born on Xmas" ?
Here's a selection from several "Meanings of Names" sites confirming this: