I may have said this before, but I think of Christmas not as a religious celebration, but as a time to gather with family. Some of us don't do this often enough, and need Christmas as a reason to do so. I remember Christmas, growing up, as a pretty special time. All my family would come together, my parents would give me gifts (which I took as a sign that they must love me a whole lot), we would eat a feast (not a mere dinner), the house would be completely decorated, and of course, there was no work or school. Joyous, indeed.