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For me and 1poorlady, it's a few days off work. Keep in mind that 1pl is Christian. But she rightly points out that it isn't really Jesus' birthday, and that it is in fact just a pagan holiday with various pagan traditions (e.g. the Christmas tree, Santa Claus, etc). It is therefore very anti-Christian to observe it. (She won't go as far as to say "not real Christians", but she does say "false religion" sometimes.)

This part is not true. The early Christians intentionally borrowed the pagan holiday from their culture. They knew what they were doing. It is called "Christmas" after all.
It is absolutely a hybrid of a Christ centered and pagan holiday (certainly not Jesus' actual birthday) but it is overstepping to say that it is very anti-Christian to observe it.
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