R.C. Sproul: Is Christmas a Pagan Ritual?
R.C. Sproul, Is the Celebration of Christmas a Pagan Ritual?
While the New Testament doesn't require that we celebrate Christmas every year, I certainly see nothing wrong with the church's entering into this joyous time of celebrating the Incarnation, which is the dividing point of all human history. Originally, it was intended to honor, not Mithras or any of the other mystery religion cults, but the birth of our King.