I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another, it’s about the Christian ethic, it’s about kindness. (Carrie Fisher, American actress and writer)
Fisher expresses a very popular thought about the Christmas holidays. “Peace and good will to men” is a widely accepted hope for everyone. But the “Christian ethic” is more than mere good feelings. It recognizes the greater meaning of the day: God sent His Son who is called Immanuel.
The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel (which means “God with us”) (Matthew 1:23).