Well my family isnt christian, but we have a tree up
only reason we have it up is so we have somewhere to put the prezzis.
For me, christmas is not (nor has it ever been) about the birth of christ. It's about seeing the family and having a good time. And it doesn't have any religious significance anymore... at least not the festivities I participate in. Believe me, if it did I would be the last to participate.
In my honest opinion, Christianity is one of the most malevolent institutions on earth. And before you start shouting at me, please remember I said: "in my opinion".
If you ask a majority of the christians in the UK why do they put up a christmas tree in december, they'll probably say because thier friends do! Now come on, many people claim to be christian and know bugger all about the religion. I like to call these people sheep. Born into a society where everyone they know believes in 1 thing and they follow suit. Can't blame them, because many people aren't given a choice in the matter.
interestingly sassh, in danish, swedish and norwegian (afaik) christmas is known as "jul" pronnounced very similarly to "yule".