Christmas is a time of celebration and brings many families together.
WHIZ asked locals what Christmas means to them and here's what they had to say...
"Christmas means the time of year of giving to the needy people and for joy and its a special time of year to get to know your family members and a lot of them you haven't seen in a long time," said Bruce Machem.
"Happiness, joy, peace and spending it with family and friends and church and things like that," said Bobbie Siders.
"Bringing family together, having dinners and lunches and presents and unwrapping them, and getting ready to have the kid so it's a big family event right now," said Jamie Wilson.
Congress proclaimed Christmas a federal holiday in 1870.