If all this comes from ancient pagan sun-god
worship, then shouldn't
there still be people today that celebrate the winter solstice at the same time of year without
trying to incorporate the birth of Jesus into it or call it Christmas?
was originally a Pagan festival is beyond all doubt. The
time of the year, and the ceremonies, with which it is still
celebrated, prove its origin. In Egypt, the son of Isis, the Egyptian
title for the queen of heaven, was born at this very time, 'about the
time of the winter solstice.' The very name by which Christmas is
popularly known among us -- Yule-day -- proves at once its
pagan and Babylonian origin. 'Yule' is the Chaldee name for an
'infant' or 'little child'; and as the 25th of December was called by our
Pagan Anglo-Saxon ancestors, 'Yule-day,' or the 'Child's-day,'
and the night that preceded it, 'Mother-night,' long before they
came in contact with Christianity, that sufficiently proves its
real character. Far and wide, in the realms of Paganism, was this