a sizable number of people who believe in Jesus reject the Yuletide traditions. Why? They point to at least four reasons.
First, they do not believe that Jesus was born in either December or January. The Bible does not give a specific date.
A second reason: The only event Jesus specifically instructed his followers to commemorate was his death, not his birth, and this was to be done as a simple communion meal. Luke 22:19, 20 Note, too, that the Gospels of Mark and John are silent about Jesus’ birth.
A third reason: There is no historical evidence that the early Christians celebrated the birth of the Christ. But they did memorialize his death. 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 It was not until more than 300 years after Jesus’ birth that Christendom officially began to observe Christmas on December 25.
fourth reason: The unsavory origin of the celebration itself. The roots of Christmas can be traced back to pagan Rome with its mixture of festivals for honoring the agricultural god Saturn and the sun god.
coauthors of the book Pagan Christmas, write: Like many pre-Christian customs and beliefs, the old feast commemorating the yearly return of the sun was rededicated to the birth of Christ.
can you see why true Christians do not celebrate Christmas?
Millions were brought into the church from Paganism. But the change was mostly in name, for the pagan priests became christian priests and the pagan holidays came to be called by christian names Christmas being one of these holidays.