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Because it's the celebration of Christ's birth---What Christian wouldn't be happy?
Gift-giving has its roots in pagan rituals held during the winter. When Christianity folded these rituals into Christmas, the justification for bearing gifts was redirected to the Three Wise Men, the Magi, who gave gifts to the infant Jesus.
For many reasons. Spemdng time with friends and family. Seeing the magic of Christmas through the innocent eyes of a child. And many people are focusing on others and not themselves and their everday problems.
I believe that it's hope that people rediscover around the holidays. Hope that their situation will be better. Hope that our nation will become united, not divided. Hope that we see in children's eyes as they count on us to be better people than the poor examples they see every day.