The world (people) and even the church (Christians) well, maybe more so the church, at times, has made Christmas into something that it isn't. Christmas is supposed to be the celebration of the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, the Messiah, the Savior, the One who the world had been waiting on to arrive. No, it was most likely not on December 25th when Mary and Joseph went to Bethlehem to pay their taxes. No there was not snow when Mary's time came to deliver in a nasty stinky barn. The wise men weren't there. They didn't actually see Jesus until He was about two. (Matthew 2:1-12) And Santa Clause definitely was not there with the shepherds at the manger. (Common Sense 101) The shepherds came because angels came to the field where they were with their sheep. A heavenly army (the heavenly hosts) came singing praises to God. (Luke 2:13-14) It was a holy night! We have taken the celebration of the holy night and added to thereby taking away from. Our church leaders have let little things slide and allowed them into the church that have no place there. Christmas is holy, not magical. Magical (the word) has no business in anything to do with Christ or the church. Magical and mythical are words of darkness, not light.