Christmas is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in the world. Christmas crosses over religious and cultural barriers. Retail advertisers promote images about what they say Christmas is: A time for family, togetherness, and giving. All of these things are great, but they are not what Christmas is about. Jesus is what Christmas is about.
Christmas commemorates a divine event and a divine person—the miraculous birth of the Son of God, Jesus Christ. Unlike most of our holidays, Christmas is not a celebration of an event strictly from human history that commemorates a human achievement or recognizes a national milestone. An authentic celebration of Christmas honors the most wonderful of divine accomplishments. It recognizes that the eternal, sovereign God came to earth as a human being to live a righteous life among His people and then to die as a perfect sacrifice to deliver from the wrath of God all who repent and believe. (From: God in the Manger by John MacArthur)
It has been said that Christmas is the “Most wonderful time of the year.” This may be true if it points us to the other most wonderful day in history, the day that an empty tomb defeated death.