As an agnostic I still enjoy Christmas. There might have been no Jesus; there definitely wasn’t any kind of roman census going on. The nativity may be the best and earliest form of fake news, cooked up for local politics in ancient Palestine.
To be honest, that doesn’t matter. It’s the one time of the year when people are slightly less selfish and there’s a tiny amount of goodwill about. It isn’t much, but we should grab it with both hands and enjoy it!
Happy Christmas everyone!!
Ed – December 2016