Christmas is old. Older than Christianity, in fact.
As a consequence, there’s a lot to it. Symbols and traditions that come from all over the world, and from all across time. It’s a complex event that, predictably, can provoke a complex set of emotions from people.
But when you look past the trees, and the logs, and the stockings, and the manger, and the guy in red, and the scary monsters punishing kids, and all the other things that have been added to it… when you boil it down to it’s essence what you find is that ancient root of the holiday. A very simple and clear root.
It’s a winter feast. And like any good feast, we don’t just eat and drink. We celebrate our lives and we celebrate each other.