"what" you are or practice, if anything.While I don't have any religious
affiliation whatsoever, I do "celebrate" Christmas. My kids grew up as Catholics
although they have all "converted" to more liberal forms of Christianity but
don't really practice much at all. For me, I simply look at it as time when
family and friends reach out to each other more fully and lovingly than perhaps
at any other time of the year.
For many, it can be a stressful and sad time of year particularly for those who suffered
personal losses near this time of year in the past or for those who find themselves in a
lonely place. My hope is that for those folks that just the all-around aura of this time of
year rubs off on them a little bit and lifts their spirits.