Christmas was never a pagan festival

This video demonstrates that Christmas was never a pagan festival. It is not a hijack of the winter solstice celebration, the Roman festival Saturnalia, the memorial of the Mesopotamian god Tammuz, or the festivals of the Roman gods Sol Invictus or Mithras.

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