Merry Christmas to one and all.
Christmas here in the good old U.S. of A. is a strange combination of Christianity, paganism, and good old-fashioned capitalism. Christians try to put Christ back into a Christmas He never instituted while retailers hustle to make as much money as possible from a holiday they are not sure they even want their employees to mention to their customers. Perhaps such ideas were in the thoughts of Ken Wimer (pastor of Grace Church, Shreveport, LA) when he wrote that Christmas "truly becomes a Christ MESS'."
Don't let your holiday become a mess. Celebrate Christ the living Saviour according to His Word, spend quality time with your family, and enjoy the few days off of work.
Merry Christmas and God bless you.