User:Tlogmer/Effects of Christmas on the environment
Polluting industries often cease their activities during the holidays, and the atmosphere, land, and water are able to recover a little from the effects of pollution.  (See Week-Long Holiday Vacation in the article German Christmas traditions.)
Christmas motivates many people to donate to charity, including charities working to mitigate environmental damage.
The exchange of consumer products in Christmas wrapping, many of which will be unneeded and/or unappreciated, contributes to the sending of consumer waste to landfills, unless consumers choose to regift them. 
Artificial Christmas trees are manufactured by processes which may have harmful effects on the environment. (See: Christmas_tree#Environmental_issues.) Forum: Artificial Christmas Trees ~ Vrai ou faux?
Christmas decorations for homes and for Christmas trees are consumer products which are sometimes discarded to landfills. Electric Christmas lights consume electricity, which, by most means of production, harms the environment.   Candles and oil lamps can be fire hazards.
One solution to counter the negative effects is alternative giving.
- An Environmental Christmas Message
- Christmas is Damaging the Environment, Report Says
- The Hidden Cost of Christmas | votelink