It’s the easiest and most cynical sneer to denounce Christmas.
Almost everyone makes a huge effort.
We show actual creativity.
Lots of people prepare food for each other.
You have to think about what other people want.
We organise heaven and earth to be with each other.
We have to deal with each other.
More people donate to charities than at any other time of the year.
The mainstream media obsess less about themselves and politics and the economy and trivia.
The conscience of most of society is pricked.
We try to be nice to each other.
About 1 fifth of the world recite actual ideals.
Children have the focus on them.
Whatever it “means”, whatever falsities abound, whatever the stress, this is Christmas.