While some choose to debate things like the virgin birth of Jesus, or his bodily resurrection, what isn't debated is the fact that a man named Jesus from Galilee who many believed to be the Christ was crucified under Pilate's term as governor over Israel. Both Jewish and Roman history record this historical event. Mr. McQueary made the case that Christmas is rooted in pagan history and therefore is not a holiday "real Christians" celebrate.
Staying with historical accounts, it is logical that if there was a crucifixion of Jesus, there had to have been a birth. Scripture records that birth event in both Matthew and Luke. In that event we are told that Jesus was born in Bethlehem in a manger to a virgin named Mary who was impregnated by the Holy Spirit of God. The birth of Jesus begins the most significant event in the salvation history of Scripture. It is the beginning of the fulfillment of the promises of God that go all the way back the fall of man in Genesis 3:15 where God promises the sending of a Savior. Throughout Biblical history we find the prophetic promises of God being issued pointing to the birth of Jesus. With the birth of Jesus, God broke into human history and gave the world a gift that surpasses all gifts. His birth is a historical fact that is not rooted in pagan myth, and Christmas is a celebration of that birth.