Christmas is thought to be a wonderful time, focusing participants on giving, family togetherness, beautiful music and decorations, feasting on special foods, and singing traditional carols. All of this is supposedly centered around the worship of Jesus Christ, and His birth on December 25.
I grew up in a well-known, mainstream Protestant church. The main difference between this church and other Protestant denominations was its belief in the predestination of all human beings. I learned of this central teaching at an early age.