Christmas is about one thing and one thing only .... It is about Christ.
Christmas is about Christ.
It is important to understand exactly what Christmas is all about. It is not about presents. It is not about food. It is not about parties or get togethers. It is not about Santa Clause. It is not about decorations. It is not about trees. Ultimately it is not about you or I. It is about one thing and one thing only. It is about Jesus Christ. It commemorates His birth and the reason He was sent in the first place and in that regard it should indeed be celebrated.
It signifies the incredible agape love of God. This baby would grow up to save the world and save the world is exactly what He did. We no longer have to be separated from God from our sin. This day a savior has been born to take on our sin and save us and that is what He has done.
So is it important? Well nothing could be more important than our salvation and sanctification as Christ becomes the most vital and important gift of all the many gifts God gives to us. Perhaps even for that matter they should call it Christ-mas.
So have a very, Merry Christmas but try to remember what it really is about. God is giving you the ultimate present and peace through Jesus Christ.
Remember the Christmas Carol "If every day could be just like Christmas what a wonderful world this would be". Indeed it would be a wonderful world if we could love each other the way that God loves us. Not for just one day but indeed for everyday and for that matter for all time.
Here are some verses highlighting Christmas from the Bible:
Luke 1:30 Then the angel said to her, " Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
And behold, you shall conceive in your womb and bring forth a son, and shall call His name, Jesus."
Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign, Behold the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.
Luke 2:11 For their is born to you this day in the City of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder.
Matthew 1:21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.
Micah 5:2 But you, Bethlehem Ephtharah, though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The one to be the ruler in Israel, Whose going forths are from old, from everlasting.
God bless always.