There are two unbiblical extremes that Christians should seek to avoid regarding the celebration of Christmas:
One group of Christians says that Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, so Christians, therefore, are obligated to set aside one day a year as holy, or as a holiday. These people sometimes speak almost as if it’s a sin for a person not to celebrate Christmas in some way with decorations, or gifts, or some other activity. They call a person who doesn’t celebrate Christmas a “Scrooge.” They may even question such a person’s love for Jesus Christ!
On the other extreme, we have those who say that Christmas originated as a pagan holiday that was later brought into the Roman Catholic Church. So they argue that it’s a sin, therefore, to participate in these pagan festivities.
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