I have been receiving some what regular e mail correspondence from a fairly religious conservative.
The E mails are filled with hate and disgust.
I am saddened by that.
That was never Christ's message (even for those who do not believe he was anything, the message still stands).
As commercialized as Christmas has become, as watered down as it has become (it is after all a "stolen" holiday, like Easter, from pagan ritual days), it is above all a time of celebration, of Joy, of peace.
Anyone who uses the name Christian should be in that place of proclaiming all the things we are thankful for, not the things that make us mad.
There is enough anger in the world as it is.