You’ll hear a lot this time of year about what Christmas means to various people. There are those who ignore it utterly for religious or other reasons, but I think it would be fair to say most people observe the holiday to some degree. When you’re little, it means you get presents, and time off from school.
It’s similar as an adult in the sense that there is usually some time off from work involved, even if it’s just for a day or two.
People think it is about spending time with your family, and is one of just a few days where everyone will get together for any length of time.
Others recognize it as one of two days to attend some sort of church service (the other being Easter, of course). Or, to use a name coined by Ricky Bobby, the celebrate the coming of ‘sweet baby Jesus.’
All those things are true, but sometimes in the rush of everything going on this time of year, it is so easy to get caught up in all the nonsense associated with Christmas we forget the real truth of it.
I don’t think I could say it any better myself than this clip does, from the very old school “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”