Christmas is 81 days away. I count down till Christmas all year long because; well I might be a little crazy, and I really like Christmas. For me Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year; and there are many things about the rest of the year I that I love too! But the reason I love Christmas has nothing to do with "shopping days". Now I do thouroughly enjoy the goodies, presents, decorations, music, movies, and snow; but those are the aspects of Christmas, not the reason. The reason I love Christmas-all year long-is because it is the season of Hope. It is the celebration of the birth of The Savior; He IS Hope! Christmas is calm and pure, Christmas is Peace, Christmas is happiness and joy, Christmas is hope-Christmas is Life. That's what Christmas is, that's who Jesus is! Without Jesus we don't have Christmas, and without Christ's birth - His Life - we don't have Him; and without Him, WE don't have life! So Christmas is deep and yet simple; it represents and celebrates, Hope and Life, and all that life entails. Jesus IS Christmas, and He literally and truly came to bring us Life-to the fullest. That's why I really celebrate Christmas-every day of the year!