I absolutely love this time of year, and the warm feelings, and the general feeling of good will emitting from people, but, not really having a faith in Christ or religion, I somehow find it difficult to use the word Christmas, as it denotes a celebration of Christ...
For those of us who enjoy this season, but aren't really firm believers, can any of us think of a name that could be used instead of the word "Christmas", that would have special meaning for believers and non-believers alike, a word that evokes the same emotional feelings?
I have spent the past week decking the halls, and setting up the "Christmas" tree(s), getting ready for this Holiday which I enjoy so much, but it is that one word "Christmas" that somehow makes me feel as though I am contradicting myself, because I no longer have a faith in that higher power.
I have thought of using the word "Solstice" instead, but it does not seem to evoke the same types of feelings one hears when they hear the word "Christmas".
What word would you use, or could think of, that would emit a feeling of warmth, joy, love, peace, good will, caring, sharing, etc?