Pagans celebrated one of their holidays in December, so when Christians decided to try to blend in with everyone else, they found it logical to celebrate their holiday in the same time frame as the pagans, that's how it got decided to make December the birthday month.
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No. Christmas was chosen because it is 9 months after Easter, and early church fathers thought the symbolism was beneficial for them. It helped that that date coincided with the winter solstice and the pagan winter holidays too as others correctly pointed out, but the main reason for the selection of Christmas was the correspondence with Easter. The was it worked was that they knew (sort of) when Easter was. So they counted 9 months from Easter and declared that to be Jesus's birthday. It has of course nothing to do with his actual birthday.