I surmise he did. As a side note, Jesus' birthday was not Dec. 25th. The Christians chose this time, over centuries, to create 'Christ's mass' in order to eradicate two primarily pagan holidays. Pagan holidays in what is now Europe, involved decorating with holly and evergreen boughs, and decorating trees with symbols of new life and light, such as birds, nests, stars, fruit and nuts... to encourage the Sun to return for another year, as part of pagan tree worship. (This eventually became our modern Christmas tree tradition, that is increasingly celebrated by Jews, Christians, and in secular ways worldwide.) These holidays fell around the Winter Solstice, Dec. 21-22, the darkest and shortest days of the year. The other holiday was the Roman holiday Saturnalia, a holiday which honored the god Saturn, and which involved feasting, gambling, gift giving, gladiators, and human sacrifices. The renewal of light and the coming of the new year was celebrated in the later Roman Empire at the Dies Natalis of Sol Invictus, the "Birthday of the Unconquerable Sun," on December 25. This is noted in the Talmud as well. As Christianity spread throughout the Roman Empire over the centuries, the conversion to an evolving Christian celebration spread as well.
See Wikipedia on "Christmas" and "Saturnalia" for detailed bibliography