Although I’m not religious, I’ve always loved the holiday of Christmas. For most, Christmas isn’t really a religious festival as much as it’s a cultural festival, a seasonal activity. It certainly is the nicest time of the year, and is embraced as such by many.
Something about this time of the year makes everyone nicer, and the optimism and cheer celebrated isn’t something that’s enjoyed throughout the year. The whole mood around this time is so very pleasant. The Christmas songs really make the days feel more festive and enjoyable. Even a heavy snowfall is looked upon with a partial eye, as there’ll be a white Christmas. Gifts are readily exchanged, and society is consumed by consumerism, but there’s a nice feeling of joy underneath all of it. It’s the time for cookies, bells, and stories; the time for toys, lights, and most importantly, the time for family. Everyone is nicer when it’s Christmas, it’s a real shame we can’t be the same for the rest of the year.
I’d like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, or whatever works for you. It’s not everyday everyone is so happy, and I sincerely hope you have an excellent holidays, and may the new year be filled with many a wonders, joy, and prosperity.