Matthew 2:2 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, 2 Saying, “Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.”
Christians do not celebrate because of the winter solstice. It isn’t the pagan traditions that many say have become incorporated into Christmas celebrations that we celebrate. Christians celebrate Christmas because a Savior was born into the world. The star seen in the east is significant because of the Person who was found at the end of the search.
Christmas is celebrated by many people and for different reasons, but I think one thing is certain. Christians do not celebrate Christmas because of earlier pagan holidays. Christians rejoice and celebrate because of their first-hand knowledge of Jesus, similar to what happened to the Samaritans in Jesus day.
They said to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Savior of the world.” John 4:42
My prayer is that you will not miss knowing the Savior of the world this Christmas.