Discomfort and joy: U.S. Catholic readers on the Christmas spirit
U.S. Catholic readers unwrap the things they love—and dread—about the Christmas season.
Christmas, as the old song goes, can be “the most wonderful time of the year.” It is a season full of joyful celebrations with family and friends, fond childhood memories, and rich traditions. But let’s face it—the season that is the celebration of Christ’s birth can sometimes also be a bit of a pain. The challenge is balancing the hustle and bustle with the magic and the meaning of the season.