As December 25 draws near, you will no doubt hear from some of your more "pious" and "holier-than-you" friends about the pagan traditions and customs that are bound up in our modern celebration of the birth of Christ. You may even be accused of worshiping the sun, rather than the Son. Perhaps you’ve already been informed that your Christmas tree is a pagan practice, condemned in the book of Jeremiah (10:1-5).
As December is fast approaching, I am in a bit of a Christmas mood. Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year, but not because of the gifts and the food. Most people seem to be genuinely happier during the month of December.