Amidst the gift giving, the food, the drinks, the laughter and the over-indulgence and excesses....
Please, remember what the day of Christmas is celebrating.
It isn't a commercial holiday, nor is is a mid winter festival (although many would change it to be one).
It is a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of the Christ child.
And nothing can change that.
And while you are enjoying your cup of Christmas Cheer with your friends or family, take a moment to think about all those who cannot be with their family...your soldiers overseas, the policemen and firemen who are standing guard for you at home, and the other workers doing their jobs so you can enjoy your Christmas celebrations in warmth and comfort and peace.