Ya know (Warning - shameless self-promotion may be a factor here :wink:
), thinkin' back, I recall that a couple years ago, a similar topic; How Did We Get To Christmas
was raised. The discussion started off OK, but never really got anywhere. It prolly got buried under discarded giftwrap debris. If any care to chase it down, a brief look at where "Christmas" came from, and an observation that mebbe it never was what some meant it to be, or remembered it as havin' been, is HERE
I dunno, its sorta my take that "Christmas" - more properly The Winter Solstice Observance - always has been about nostalgia for things fondly, even if inaccurately, remembered and wishes for better yet to come.
Anyhow, seasonally appropriate platitudes are heartilly extended to all in whatever fashion as may be most politically correct by the sensibilities of the parties concerned. Those who wish to be exempt from the offering and/or acceptance of such sentiments, or who take issue with the derivation thereof, are invited to consider themselves unreferrenced