It's depressing to see how some people leave Christ out of Christmas.
That's not how it's meant to be, for Christ is the meaning/reason for Christmas.
After all, it's his birthday, you see.
Yes, presents, Christmas trees, stockings, treats and Santa all add up to a holiday that wouldn't be here if it wasn't for a babe born in Bethlehem, where he lay on a star-lit night in a hayfield manger, wrapped in swaddling cloth.
He presented quite a sight to the shepherds and wise men who came to see him. That's where the star led them. That was the first Christmas.
Our Christmas is a continuation of that special night. Keep Christ in Christmas, don't leave him out.
It's his birthday. Yep, that's what Christmas is all about.
Happy birthday, Jesus, from us all.
Mary Jo Brown