"Christians of that period are quite interested in paganism," he said. "It's obviously something they think is a bad thing, but it's also something they think is worth remembering. It's what their ancestors did."
The Christmas tree is a 17th-century German invention the tinsel garland is actually a depiction of serpents coiling around the tree and the beautiful glass balls actually are derived from shrunken head traditions
Today's Santa Claus is really descendant of Medieval England's Father Christmas, who was not distributing gifts but just a pagan spirit flying through mid winter skies.
Despite the spreading of The Gospels and Faith pagan festivals were slow to become what we know as Christmas centuries. The Bible gives no date as to when Jesus was born, which wasn't a problem for early Christians so they could just add His birth to any Pagan ritual if they so chose Puritans hated Christmas even early Protestants considered it paganism
Christmas and other saints' feats days so important to the PAGAN Catholic church were banned. In New England it was illegal to celebrate Christmasin the 1600's,. Forget people saying, "Happy holidays" or "Merry Christmas," he said.
If your church puts up a Christmas tree it is time to find a new church!