Is the celebration of Christmas biblical?
Christmas is originally and still is a pagan holiday that was brought into Christianity by the Catholic Church. Note that Jesus was born a Jew and the Jews were told early on by God not to take place in the celebration of the action of trimming a Christmas tree.
The origin of the Christmas tree was implemented by early Christians trying to convert members of the Asheira cult, who long worshipped trees and were allowed to bring this custom of tree worship with them into Christianity. Jeremiah 10:1-5, gives the description of going and cutting down a tree from the forest, bringing it into your home, making it to stand like a palm tree by nailing it with wood and nails so that it will stand up straight ( as to give the illusion it is still alive) and then decorate it. The Scriptures state that this is a foreign thing done, that they are not to do, because “they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do well”v.5 Jews, and believers of the gospel, know that worshipping anyone or anything other than God is blasphemous and idolatry.
Roman Pagans celebrated a holiday called Saturnalia, which is a week long period of lawlessness, celebrated between the days of December 17-25. This period included each Roman community choosing an “enemy of the Roman people” to represent the “Lord of Misrule”. This victim would be forced to indulge in food and other physical pleasures, the end result being the sacrifice of this chosen individuals life, all for sport. I addition to the human sacrifice, people would go from home to home, getting drunk, singing naked, participating in rape and other sexual licensed immoral activities; and also eating human shaped biscuits. In 4th century B.C. leaders of that times Christianity community imported this festival in hopes of converting the pagans by promising they could continue their festival practices. The main problem with this is that yes, some pagans were “converted”, however there was not anything Christian about this festival. So to remedy this, they renamed the last day, ( December 25), Jesus’ birthday.