Most people don't believe Jesus was actually born on December 25th, christmas day. so why do they celebrate it then?
apart from celebrating what was originally a pagan festival, and declaring it the birthday of God's son, why adopt most of the pagan practices to go with it? these include the christmas lights, the tree (which originally started in worship of the gods of agriculture for preserving crops during the year, by decoration of the trees with bright objects) and other things?
isn't it ironic that most of the people who celebrate christmas are not even christians? especially in the western world. everyone looks forward to it, including people that have not seen the inside of a church.