We need not find the exact same meaning in the Christmas story in order to join in the celebration of it's virtues of love, forgiveness, hope, peace, goodwill, faith and charity. Respecting another's beliefs does not mean that you have to agree. But understanding the virtues and viable beliefs that benefit all mankind is noble and in all of our best interests. This is a great time to go inward and assess how we treat others, and how we treat ourselves. Even if the baby is in the food.
Happy Hanukah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy New Year 2011 to everyone. It's going to be an amazing year! Let's vow to love, forgive, hope, create peace and be charitable to others. It's the season of "not about me" and all about others.