Dark side of the Moon.
It saddens that some think Christmas needs to be regulated by or belong to religion. While I do not deny, nor do I argue, that Jesus may be the "Reason for the Season", I recognize that Spirituality is a personal association between the Soul and God.. no matter who He or She may be called... rather than religion which may be, in my humble opinion, a product of mankind... administered with tradition and perpetuated by mankind. I may not be "Religious"... but very "Spiritual".
Christmas belongs to all who would embrace and celebrate it, regardless of religious creed or culture. There is more than one way and more than one reason to celebrate in the Spirit of Christmas. The Spirit of Christmas is a powerful feeling of magic in the Soul, that can manifest regardless of the creed or religion you choose. You have it too, Milady.. there inside of you. It glows and resonates with resounding beauty whenever the muse inspires you to share it with others. Whenever you feel the warmth inside your Soul... that is the Spirit moving within you. With each and every gift you share at P.I.P. it is the product of that Spirit, and a reflection of the 'Christmas like Spirit'. I, and your friends at P.I.P. rejoice in the gifts your soul shares. In some of us it manifests actively many times throughout the year. Why supress it simply because it also seems to be prevailant at this season.
I believe that any season, or any reason that would facilitate "People" becoming more humane Souls or, for a moment, more reflective upon the needs, emotions, or well being of their fellow men is a blessed event that should not be set aside. Do not deny yourself, if the Spirit moves your Soul, simply because others misconstrue the reason for "your' season. Enjoy the benevolent feelings and rejoice. Celebrate the presence of the Spirit of Christmas in your fellow man. Rejoice in the opportunity, for a small moment, to put aside differences that would dampen the Spirit and extinguish the warmth shared by Souls mutually moved (for what ever reason... Spiritual, Cultural... or religious) to embrace Souls in heartfelt fellowship. You cannot deny the wonderful feelings of your Spirit any more than you can deny that there is, at least, one time of the year that allows all, who chose to do so, to be more benevolent to each other.
As a practicing "Personification of the Spirit of Christmas Present", I want to personally wish all the warmest heartfelt holiday season. I also invite everyone to rejoice and celebrate in any way you choose, in any such manner that grants your Soul peace, warmth, joy and feelings of Love.
Merry Christmas.... Happy Chanukah.... Prosperous New Year