Jessa Duggar loves Christmas. Michelle and Jim Bob raised their children as devout Baptists, and as they grew up, Jessa Duggar Seewald didn’t celebrate Christmas like most children do. Now, however, she has her own family and does Christmas in her own way – and apparently that includes setting up her tree in October.
When Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar got married, they decided they would raise their children with deep ties to their Baptist religion. Having said that, everything the Duggar’s do is done for God. For the Duggars, Christmas is not about presents and Santa Claus – it is about Jesus.
Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar didn’t let their children believe in Santa Claus because they thought Santa Claus took away the religious meaning of Christmas. Plus, they didn’t want to lie to their children. The Duggars don’t keep a Christmas tree in their house either. Instead, every year the family hangs a banner that says “Happy Birthday Jesus” in large letters. However, the family does participate in some typical Christmas traditions, such as their annual ugly sweater party. The holiday has always had a lot of meaning for the Duggars, even though they don’t celebrate in a mainstream way.
Counting On: Ben and Jessa Now Have a Christmas Tree-
Once some of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar’s children had moved, they were able to start their own family traditions. Now, most of the children set up their own Christmas trees. Christmas has always been Jessa Duggar’s favorite holiday, and when she and Ben Seewald started growing their family, fans wondered if they would let their children believe in Santa Claus.
It doesn’t look like any of the Duggar children did the “Santa” part of Christmas. Jill and Jessa Duggar Seewald’s children don’t believe, and from what we know, no other Duggar grandchildren do either. Some thought that Felicity, Jinger’s daughter, might have Santa Claus in her life, but that’s not clear. Still, it doesn’t stop the family from celebrating a little early.