I am not Christian but I tend to get into the spirit of Christmas each year.
As a non believer of religion and perhaps even God, there is nothing in the calendar year that makes me want to spend time with family or actually have any goodwill feeling towards my fellow man.
Throw a few lights on a gaudily decorated tree, blast some Christmas songs in the decorated malls and I become a totally different person. I embrace the consumerism of Christmas to the point that I am eagerly shopping for interesting gifts for colleagues that I actually feel goodwill towards.
My family tend to get together on Christmas eve to have a couple of drinks (lots of drinks actually) at the Club but this year Mum isnt too well so we wont be going. We will however be having dinner at Mums on the 25th. My older sis likes to do the turkey and all the trimmings, she spent 15 years in Hawaii doing Thanksgiving then Christmas and cant seem to stop herself from celebrating the Christian holiday and as her turkey is really good, we don't mind!
But its not just about eating and being merry, it is time to reflect on what we have and being thankful and thinking of others that don't have as much.
So to Christians and all non Christians I say Merry Christmas and love and peace to all. Can we please just forget for one day that there is so much hate and anger out there all for the wrong reasons...