Happy Festivus! "Today is a Festivus for the rest of us!"
If you're not familiar with Festivus, you can let the powers of Wikipedia educate you here. Essentially, it's a combination of a "parody holiday festival and playful consumer resistance" marked by "feats of strength," "the airing of grievances," and "Festivus miracles" that is observed (note: not celebrated) on December 23 every year.
While not a real holiday at all, the bogus idea that has a cult following does point us to the realities that the Christmas season a) can be difficult and disappointing for some people, b) can turn the hopes for a nice family time together into relational meltdown and drama, and c) can be disfigured by consumerism.
When we drift from the original message, reality, and reason for Christmas, life becomes a parody at best and destructive at worst.
Christmas reminds us that Jesus is the reality, message, and reason for Christmas.
And Festivus does too.
Whatever your experience is today, may your heart be set on Jesus, may He guide your expectations and hopes, may He be in the midst of your relationships, and may He fill your celebration.
"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author, and perfector of our faith"