From the findings I have researched there is definitely a strong history of Pagan themes involving the worshipping of trees, and such that is intermingled into what we know as worldly "Christmas". I am still researching this topic as I truly want to celebrate the Godliness in Christmas and Christ's birth.
I'd like to know more about this topic if anyone would like to study it with me.
My takeaway so far is this; Jesus was born unto this earth, and that surely should be celebrated. We may not know the exact date He was born, but we know that He WAS. I do not worship Christmas trees. I do not worship Santa Claus or elves or make offerings to a tree. The intention to praise God and Jesus and the sincerity of heart when celebrating Jesus' birth is the defining factor here. Where does our heart lie in this matter? God can be at the center of every celebration whether you choose to celebrate simply by prayer and pondering God's love for us, or you delight in the beauty of snowfall, beautiful twinkling light displays, joyful holy music, and being with family. are all very comforting parts of Christmas celebrations. Grateful hearts and minds for the blessing of Jesus. It should all be for Him and about Him.