This list could go on. As a teen I still remember statements such as these being heatedly hurled at one another in various arguments. What is needed is a balanced response both Biblically, and sensibly.
Just because a practice had roots in paganism does not mean we are sinning if we practice it. We have many practices that originated from paganism, but over the aeons of time no longer have that meaning. Take weddings for e xample. Here are some of the traditional practices that had their roots in paganism: Throwing rice, having a bridal procession, and the use of lighting of candles. Or what about the names of days of the week and the months of the year that originally honored pagan deities (January for "Janus ", Thursday for "Thor‘s Day", etc.) Does any of this mean you have honored a pagan deity if you have done any of these? Of course not.
Scriptures are often misapplied in this discussion. Jeremiah 10:3 is not a condemnation of Christmas trees as so many have vehemently claimed. A look at the context will reveal that this is talking about fashioning an idol. Galatians 4:10 is not a condemnation of the observance of Christmas. A quick look at the context shows that this is talking about the Judaizers trying to be justified by law instead of grace.
Let's look at some principles in dealing with this matter.
What did Jesus do during the Feast of Dedication? (John 10:22-24) Before asking that question, let's ask this – what did Jesus NOT do? He did not speak out against it. He did not boycott it. He did not condemn others for it. What he DID do was use it as an opportunity to teach. On a day the people commemorated their deliverance from Antiochus, Jesus teaches them about the Christ (The anointed one, the Messiah).
Should we not do as Jesus did? Instead of boycotting Christmas, let's see an opportunity to become all things to all men. Instead of arguing, let's witness! On a day when people are thinking about the baby Jesus, let's teach them about the risen Lord!