Rather than address the subject of Christmas directly, this article will consider the broader topics of paganism, pagans and pagan practices in light of the gospel. Once we properly understand these subjects, we can then formulate and apply principles to many customs, not just those associated with Christmas. Our ethics will have a sounder basis.
References to: paganism
Paganism is a controversial subject. Can we use pagan customs in the church of God? We already do. Simply because something has a pagan origin does not mean that it is sinful to use it, even for a religious use.
Wedding rings were and are a pagan custom, and there is no biblical command for them, but we use them in church-sanctioned ceremonies. Wedding ceremonies themselves were also a pagan custom, and are not commanded in Scripture.