Christmas = “Christ’s Mass”
Holiday = “Holy Day”
Don’t forget the reason for the season. It’s not about the material presents we give or get, it’s not about the “magical feeling” you get around this time; it’s not about sales and department store discounts; it’s not about candy canes and cookies and sweets; it’s not about Christmas lights and trees and decorations; it’s not about hot cocoa and chestnuts roasting on an open fire; it’s not about Santa Claus and reindeer and elves - it’s about the greatest gift ever recorded in history. It’s about our Lord, the one true God, sending us His one and only son, Jesus Christ, to save us from our sin and brokenness.