I love Geoff Ashley's latest post about Christmas, Should Christians Celebrate Christmas and Easter?! Here's my favorite bit:
"We cannot simply denounce all that is derived in paganism. The authors of Scripture often took pagan words and concepts and redeemed them with truth.
For example, the word “gospel” was a common term used to describe conquest by an earthly king; thus, the apostles found in that word a common link to communicate God’s superior victory. Likewise, the Christian sees in the world far greater cause for celebration than the pagan."
So in this spirit of holiday redemption, I wish you a very merry Christmas!