Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Atheist Pagan Gift Giving Season, Happy Jesus Was Born in Late Summertime/Early Autumn...
Luke 2:8-11 shows that shepherds were in the fields at night at the time of Jesus' birth. The book Daily Life in the Time of Jesus states: "The flocks . . . passed the winter under cover; and from this alone it may be seen that the traditional date for Christmas, in the winter, is unlikely to be right, since the Gospel says that the shepherds were in the fields." - WikiAnswers
No matter what your religious, political or factual predilections, I love this time of year. Melts my rusty heart right down to tears.
I am bodily sick right now, but spiritually feeling good.