I don't know what it is, but I am certainly looking forward to the next five weeks of celebration and time with friends and family.
All of that being said, however, I want to take the time to remind everyone of the reason for the season. A lot of the films we've been watching revolve around Santa Clause, and while I'm a fan of Saint Nicholas, Christmas is not his holiday.
Christmas has, unfortunately, become a secular holiday, and I have lots of friends, colleagues and even family who see it only as an opportunity to get together and exchange gifts. That's a great part of Christmas, but I urge you to remember why we first celebrated this season--the season of preparation for Jesus' birth! As you enjoy your family, sweets, presents, and lights on the tree, remember to keep CHRIST in Christmas.