How are you reacting to Christmas this year? "Too much work! Too many things to do!" That's one common response. " I can hardly wait! All of the children will be home this year!" That's another response. "Why does Christmas have to come at a time when the stores are so crowded?" "Traffic jams, traffic jams!" "Six more shopping days!" But isn't it amazing that the birth of a baby nearly 20 centuries ago can still affect our lives today? The Christmas event is a fact of history that no scholar can change or remove.