Most people do not realize the origins of some of the holidays that they celebrate. If they did, many would not continue to celebrate those holidays in the traditions of their ancestors.
As a Christian who grew up in a home that celebrated all the "traditional" Christian holidays, I know what it is like to follow traditions because you were taught it from a young age. The holiday of christmass is one holiday that most consider Christian although it is actually quite far from it.
Most people believe that christmass is Christian and that it celebrates the birth of Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) when it is purely pagan. Historical research shows that Yeshua could not have been born on december 25 and that december 25 was celebrated long before Messiah Yeshua was born in Bethlehem.
2 Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.3 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
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It was not until about 300 years AD that Constantine incorporated Christian terms and applied them to pagan "gods" that christ-mass and easter became known as "Christian". None of the early church celebrated them (they celebrated Feast of Tabernacles and Passover - both ordained by God) Martin Luther was against SOME (but not all) of the paganism that was incorporated into the apostate church and he was the one who started protestantism. It is unfortunate he only REFORMED a few of the apostasies he disagreed with and did not RESTORE true Christianity back to the faith of the early church --- which did not include either crosses or christmass trees or any of the other "christianized" pagan celebrations and symbols..
True Christians should not celebrate christmass nor should they take part in any of the pagan fertility tree worshiping rituals during the holiday season. If you choose to do so, then you need to reconsider what religion you identify with because it is not Christianity.