Many people are surprised and confused when I tell them that I, an atheist, celebrate Christmas.
Christmas isn’t just about religion and the supposed birth of Christ. It’s also about family, friends, giving, well-being, and tradition. I celebrate the holiday for all of those great non-religious reasons, and to me they are entirely what the holiday is about.
Christians who say I have no business celebrating Christmas are committing terrible wrongs: intolerance and trying to tell others how to live.