The modern Christmas celebrations are strange if you think about them. They are combination of Christain, pagan and consumerism merged into an emphasis on family time, food, drink and Santa.
This in itself is not necessary a bad thing. The thing I enjoy about the Christmas Holidays is having time to catch up with friends and family. And presents can show love and care.
The have always loved the books of Louisa Alcott, her Chrsitmas stories are coy and slightly didactic. Yet, the emphasis on being happy and cheerful, helping and being good to others, showing friendship and kindness, and giving love throughout the year, are heartening.
So I wish everyone a happy christmas period, no matter how they spend their holidays. May you have rest, peace, kindness, love and contentment over the festive period and throughout the years ahead.