Christmas is celebrated across the world and many really believe that it has to do with the birth of Christ when it really doesn’t.
The celebration of Christmas has its pagan origins going back to the Persians and the Canaanites and is more related to sun worship (Baal worship) aka Nimrod, the first king of Babylon.
An Origins of Christmas Traditions article states:
“Since the earliest of times, the pagans worshiped trees, especially evergreens. To them it represented life and freshness. Since it was EVERgreen, it always had life. The trees were worshipped as symbols of life, fertility, sexual potency, and reproduction. The evergreen tree represented a “PHALLIC” symbol (the man’s sexual organ of reproduction) set in an upright position. Anyone wonder why people hang round balls on a tree?”
The “Westminster Dictionary of the Bible” says that an Asherah pole (mother-goddess and fertility goddess Asherah) which was celebrated by Pagan Canaanites was always erected at the altar of Baal/Nimrod (tree) and the pole is associated with sun worship.
Jeremiah 2:20-23 (KJV)
20 For of old time I have broken thy yoke, and burst thy bands; and thou saidst, I will not transgress; when upon every high hill and under every green tree thou wanderest, playing the harlot.
21 Yet I had planted thee a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then art thou turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine unto me?
22 For though thou wash thee with nitre, and take thee much soap, yet thine iniquity is marked before me, saith the Lord God.
23 How canst thou say, I am not polluted, I have not gone after Baalim? see thy way in the valley, know what thou hast done: thou art a swift dromedary traversing her ways;
Jeremiah 10:2-4 (KJV)
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.