I DO celebrate Christmas, but as a celebration of light and family warmth and feeling in Winter. I love the lights and displays, I like doing a tree, shopping for thoughtful gifts for friends and family, and making great food and cookies. My ancestral heritage is Northern European and my ancestors have celebrated at least SOMETHING in the darkest, shortest days of winter for centuries even before the spread of Christianity. I think that people who feel like if there is no Christ in Christmas then there is no Christmas are missing the point that many of us love Christmas for reasons that have nothing to do with the Bible story about it other than that it inspired a lot of very pretty music and songs. As a non-religious person, I am someone who does not believe in God but enjoys celebrating Christmas and giving gifts and making awesome food. There is something about this time of year that makes people like to congregate and share food and light lights. I almost feel like this takes us back to our very primitive roots of using light and cheer to banish the darkness and fear of want. Thoughts?