This past Sunday in church we talked about the reason for the season. So many people are worried that there is an attack on Christmas b/c people are saying "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas." I would go even further than that. The reason for the season isn't Christ. The reason for the season is our own, personal preparation for the coming of the Christ child into our world and into our lives. The church calls this time of year Advent. It is the 4 weeks leading up to Christmas just lke there are 6 weeks leading up to Easter every year that is called Lent. Advent is 4 weeks for us to look at our lives and our world and get ourselves ready again for God to enter and for us to live our lives differently. Remember that song "12 Days of Christmas?" The 12 days of Christmas start on Christmas Day after Jesus is born. That is the season that is all about Christ. Until then, we have a lot of work to do preparing ourselves once again for God coming into our world and into our lives. May God richly bless you and your family and friends during this season.