At this time of year there is great pageantry around the Christian holiday we call Christmas, but behind it all is a meaning, a reason that we often miss. When we understand the "why" then what we see in the celebration has real meaning for us.
Here is the reason for Christmas, the meaning behind it all- God loves us. There. That's it. How do I know God loves us? He sent his very best gift to give us life, eternity, salvation, hope, joy, meaning, direction, and a hundred other things too numerous to mention. But behind it all is this- God loves us. If you know that then you "get" Christmas.