First let me say that I know that Christians who celebrate Christmas are sincere, Christ-loving people. I know that the majority of them really do reflect on that glorious day our Savior was born. Most Christians are also aware that the origins are pagan in nature and so they see nothing wrong with putting a Christian spin on it. They might look at it like ‘turn the bad into something good.’ But my focus is not that it’s pagan in nature, or that all of the symbolism is pagan, or even because Dec 25th isn’t the actual day Jesus was born. I am against it because I believe the Word of God is against it because it is unacceptable worship
2 Chron 33:15-17
15He also removed the foreign gods and the idol from the house of the Lord, as well as all the altars which he had built on the mountain of the house of the Lord and in Jerusalem, and he threw them outside the city. 16He set up the altar of the Lord and sacrificed peace offerings and thank offerings on it; and he ordered Judah to serve the Lord God of Israel. 17Nevertheless the people still sacrificed in the high places, although only to the Lord their God.
The Israelites had kept the old pagan form (the high places of Baal), but had merely introduced the worship of God into that form — a refusal to let go of pagan worship forms (i.e., God was to be worshiped in the Temple, not on the high places). This was unacceptable worship because the right object of worship was mixed with wrong forms of worship; i.e., the mixing of godly worship with ungodly form. Likewise, is not the celebration of Christmas the taking of a celebration established by pagans and for pagans, and then introducing the worship of Christ into that pagan form?
29”When the Lord your God cuts off before you the nations which you are going in to dispossess, and you dispossess them and dwell in their land, 30beware that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How do these nations serve their gods, that I also may do likewise?’
31”You shall not behave thus toward the Lord your God, for every abominable act which the Lord hates they have done for their gods; for they even burn their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods. 32”Whatever I command you, you shall be careful to do; you shall not add to nor take away from it.
God warned His people Israel to destroy all vestiges of pagan worship that they found in the “Promised Land.” Not only did God want to prevent His people from being enticed to worship false gods, but He also specifically revealed that He did not want His people to worship Him in the same manner in which the heathen worshiped their gods. We know, therefore, that our Lord is displeased by practices which profess to honor Him, but which are copied from the tradition of false religions. The command here was to worship God only in His way, i.e., do only what God commands — not adding to God’s commands nor taking away from them. Therefore, is not “putting Christ back into Christmas,” worshiping “the Lord your God their way”? Is there any command in the Bible to give special reverence to the Scriptural account of Christ’s birth more so than to any other Scripture, let alone even a suggestion to celebrate or commemorate His birth in any way whatsoever? God never intended for His people to be imitators of the pagan customs of the world, but has called us to be separate and set apart.
1 Sam 15:19-23
19 “Why then did you not obey the voice of the Lord, but rushed upon the spoil and did what was evil in the sight of the Lord?”
20 Then Saul said to Samuel, “I did obey the voice of the Lord, and went on the mission on which the Lord sent me, and have brought back Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites.
21 “But the people took some of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the choicest of the things devoted to destruction, to sacrifice to the Lord your God at Gilgal.”
22 Samuel said, “Has the Lord as much delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed that the fat of rams. “For rebellion is as the sin of divination, and insubordination is as iniquity and idolatry because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He has also rejected you from being king.”
Saul was to destroy all of the Amalekites and their animals but Saul spared some of the choicest animals for sacrifice to the Lord. Although his intentions were honorable and was no doubt fueled by the love for the Lord, it was rejected because Saul was disobedient. The same could be said for Christmas – even though celebrating Christmas is done to honor Jesus’ birth, it is still disobedience to the Lord – Deut 12:32 32”Whatever I command you, you shall be careful to do; you shall not add to nor take away from it.
This was take from http://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/Psychology/xmas/celeb.htm and I altered it to my liking. Click on the link to see the unedited version in its entirety.