I struggled for a long time after my atheistic coming of age with the notion of Christmas and what it meant for me. I realised, once I was out of my deep teenage angst phase, that whilst I had objections to the origins and modern bastardizations that have become part of this particular holiday I really did love the day itself. Free flowing wine, great food and good company is a recipe for a great day no matter where you are and I hope whatever you’re doing on this day that it makes you happy, regardless of what you think of this particular holiday.
One of my very favourite singer/song writers, Tim Minchin, did a fantastic song that echoes my feelings almost exactly:
So here’s wishing you well for this holiday season and all the best for the coming year!