The Pagan origins of the celebration are so vast, I have seen the need to post an on going resource section on this subject. It will be updated on a frequent basis. I think you will see as this subject of the origin of Christmas unfolds, it will become increasiningly convincing that Christmas has been intentionally incorporated with Pagan roots. Should a Christian use pagan practices to worship Jesus Christ? The Bible gives a simple answer—
" Deuteronomy 12:28- "Observe and hear all these words which I command thee, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee for ever, when thou doest that which is good and right in the sight of the Lord thy God.
(29)- When the Lord thy God shall cut off the nations from before thee, whither thou goest to possess them, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their land;
(30)-Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.
(31)- Thou shalt not do so unto the Lord thy God: for every abomination to the Lord, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods.
(32)- What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it."
2. Here is some more information on the Pagan Yule Celbration detailed on Wikepedia: YULE
To more fully understand what the true ORIGIN of pagan holidays such as Christmas is — we offer this REVEALING video sermon: SATAN'S GREAT DESIRE