Perhaps your husband has misunderstood my reply?
I do NOT give any credence to what Rome has decreed for it has no authority to do so. Thus what may have been done by Rome ages ago has no bearing upon my life.
Secondly, I do not give any credence to "ChristMASS", for it is nothing more than a man-made fiction and blaspheme. My setting aside a time of prayerful reflection and meditation upon the birth of the Son of God has absolutely no similarity to "ChristMASS", nor is it based upon anything to do with the Roman decree.
Thirdly, all true believers in the Lord Christ have been set free from the commandments of men and the vain philosophies of this world. We should never allow such things to dictate what we can or cannot do, particularly when it comes to the glory and worship of God. This includes ALL religious bodies, whether Catholic, Protestant, Sect or Cult. The framers of the Westminster Confession in the sections I referenced above (Chapter XX:2&4) understood this as well.
Romans 14:4-8 (ASV) "Who art thou that judgest the servant of another? to his own lord he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be made to stand; for the Lord hath power to make him stand. One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day [alike]. Let each man be fully assured in his own mind. He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord: and he that eateth, eateth unto the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, unto the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks. For none of us liveth to himself, and none dieth to himself. For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; or whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's."
Galatians 5:1 (ASV) "For freedom did Christ set us free: stand fast therefore, and be not entangled again in a yoke of bondage."