My response: No, you don’t love Christmas. Not if you’re an atheist. What you love, apparently, is the faux Christmas, some modernist “happy holidays” form of Christmas that removes Christ and the Mass from it. It’s a day that celebrates “human togetherness” absent the divine love that makes human togetherness possible. Human togetherness without divine love has other names: war, fighting, brutality.
In other words, what makes Christmas the wonderful, beautiful season we all love is precisely because it is the celebration of the divine love that sent a Savior among us as one of us, like us in all things except sin.
Without that it’s just a stressful time of year when you have to decorate your house, go to interminable parties, endure family gatherings, and brave jam-packed malls while going into debt buying stuff for other people. It’s Christ that makes that all special.
Or let Jody say it better I can…