What is Christmas to you?  Growing up it was simply a holiday about trees, toys, gifts, meals, lights, and time off from school.  We didn't celebrate the birth of Christ during December.  We didn't want to be like the "denominations."  We somehow were more enlightened than everyone else.  But maybe, just maybe, we fooled ourselves right out of the miracle. 

From the movie "Scrooged" starring Bill Murray:

"It's Christmas Eve...it's the one night of the year we all act a little nicer.  We smile a little easier.  We cheer a little more.  
For a couple hours out of the whole year...we are the people we always hoped we would be.  It's a miracle!  It's really sort of a miracle.  Because it happens every Christmas Eve. You have to do something. You have to take a chance and get involved.  There are people that don't have enough to eat and who are cold.  You can go and greet these people.  Take an old blanket out to them or make a sandwich and say, "Here."  "l get it now."  And if you give, then it can happen, the miracle can happen to you.  Not just the poor and hungry, Everybody's gotta have this miracle!  It can happen tonight for you all!  If you believe in this pure thing, the miracle will happen and you'll want it again tomorrow!  You won't say, "Christmas is once a year and it's a fraud." It's not!  It can happen every day! You've just got to want that feeling!  You'll want it every day! It can happen to you!"