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Is the Christmas Tree Pagan?
Not only does the Christmas tree have pagan origins but the whole Christian holiday has its roots in various pagan celbrations.
Many Christmas traditions came from the Roman Feast of Saturnalia including cutting down and decorating evergreen trees, hanging wreaths and exchanging presents. Mistletoe was a symbol of fertility to pagans. This was celebrated from December 17-23. In Rome Dec 25 was the date of Natalis Solis Invicti or birthday of the invincible Sun. You see the shortest day of the year is Dec 23 (winter solstice) and the celebrated the Sun reborn on the 25th. In the Persian pantheon Mithra was said to be born of a virgin on Dec 25. In the Greek Pantheon Baccus or Dionysius was born of a virgin on Dec 25. The Yule log came from the German worship of the god Yule.
Nearly everything about Christmas from its date on is pagan in origin.
From reading the article that was posted in response to this one: http://www.funadvice.com/q/howdidweendupwitha_christmas the short answer is "no".
yes ... wooo-hooo go Pagans lolz