I wonder how many of those people who profess to celebrate Christmas will be celebrating something else instead... focussing on giving and receiving presents or maybe on spending time with their family or having charitable thoughts, but relegating Christ to an extremely minor position in the whole context of their revels. I know it's something I'm apt to do if I don't make a particular effort to remember exactly what the point of Christmas is supposed to be.
Don't get me wrong: I think giving gifts and getting together with your family, decorating the house, and singing carols are a nice thing to do. I'm mostly curious about who (a) does all that compared to who (b) does all that and sets aside time to think about Jesus.
Or to put it a bit differently, I don't expect everyone to think about Jesus at this time of the year (that would be rather silly); I'm more curious about how many do and how many have secular celebrations. It's not a judgmental thing, just curiosity.
So, have a little poll.
In the next two to three weeks, I'll...