Here in the United States Christmas is a special holiday. For the majority of people, it is a time of reflection, peace, love, giving. People, Christian or not, get swept-up in the season. I love getting swept-up in it. It doesn't seem to matter that most probably Jesus was not born on the 25th day of December, or a large number of the "Christmas traditions" are borrowed from other religions or ethic traditions ( http://locallyyoursonline.net/Borrowed-Christmas.htm ). I think it's the spirit of the whole thing that matters. Jesus was believed to have expressed of spirit of love and giving to others. For a short "season", a lot of folks seem to get caught up in that spirit of giving, and of love. But, even though the time when we express those wonderful qualities is admittedly short for many of us, I think it is a least a place to start.
I hope you enjoy the season with family and friends. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, the winter solstice, or the myriad of other winter celebrations, may peace and joy be yours.
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!