And if we’re going to acknowledge the reason for the season (or is it the season for the reason?), well;
“It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
‘Til He appeared and the soul felt its worth
A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn'”
That’s from an old song of course. I found it had a certain ring to it.