If you make a grievous mistake, then realize it, shouldn’t you correct it?
Organized religion made such a mistake when it officially set December 25th as Christmas. This overlapped a pagan feast, now called the winter solstice.
Over the succeeding centuries, Christmas was infiltrated by pagan practices. Fir trees were incorporated in the 16th century. Father Christmas arrived in the latter part of the 19th century.
Christmas became commercialized early in the 20th century. Later “Xmas” was used to reduce advertising costs for merchants. Near the end of that century, what was now called holiday shopping season expanded. It now encroaches on the 4th of July.
This 1700 year-old tradition, Christmas, is annually buried under pagan based, secular commotion. Each year Christians participate in this procession: a funeral procession that is reburying Christ.
It’s time for Christianity to confess its Christ dishonoring error. It’s time for Christianity to correct its conduct. It’s time for Christianity to commemorate, not “celebrate,” the reason that Christ had to be born on earth. A more Honoring time would be the first Sunday in October – Worldwide Communion day.