I've just noticed the survey on the front page
of the Nexus asking: "Do you celebrate Christmas?" There are four options - two yes and two no - but my own preference is sadly missing. So I'll post it here instead.
Yes, I do celebrate Christmas and I had a rather good time of it last year. Christmas, for me, is a time to go back home and catch up with friends and family. It's a time to eat, drink and exchange presents. And I can enjoy all of this without feeling any need whatsoever to pretend that there is some sort of mythical reason for wanting to spend some time with my family.
Far too often people get hung up on the fact that the mid-winter festival is called Christmas. If this bothers you then just remember that Europeans were celebrating a mid-winter festival long before Christianity was invented and - I think it's safe to say - will be enjoying a mid-winter festival long after Christianity has gone the way of Odinism.