Telling The Creator what he get's cheezed about is a bit above my chutzpah. Fear? Respect? Love? Marrying your celebrations with the pagans shows none of these.
I got a kick out of Michael Pearl saying that it’s ok to celebrate Christmas, just make sure you keep Christ out of it.
The original pagan celebration around our Christmastime was because of the growing of the daylight from that point on, which you may know. The establishment of Christmas infuses the concept with the growing of the true light of the world.
And if you watched the video, you realized that the exact center of the lighting of the eight candles is, this year, on Christmas Day, from the light that gives light to all the other candles.
We modern types have a natural fear of pagan symbolism, but pagan practices came from something within us that had yet to reach its ultimate God-given form and meaning. We wanted light, but did not yet have the Messiah. Same with Easter: As pagans, we rejoiced at the return of spring, not realizing that what we really wanted was to be born again.