"...magic's in the learning Cause now when Christians sit with Pagans only pumpkin pies are burning..."
Perhaps the pagans were waiting for the same thing that the Jews had revealed to them. The celebration of the Sun god became the adoration of the Son of God, the Light of the World. Also worthy of note is the celebration of the Annunciation which may predate Christmas. This feast is on March 25th, which would place Christmas 9 months later.