Whatever you are doing today--whether it is elaborate traditions or just sitting around doing your normal thing, I hope you will feel Christ's presence this day.
I have come to realize that holidays, special days, family times with or without friends will be nothing like the happy reunion we will have on THAT DAY when Christ gathers us together in his presence.
Some people are unhappy and lonely during the holidays. In a sense, we all are unhappy and lonely compared to what it will be to be constantly with Him. Whether you give or get gifts, no gift compares with Him. Whether eat a feast or barely eat at all, nothing will compare to His delicacies. Whether you have expectations met or unfulfilled, nothing will compare to the sense of fulfillment that will be when HE comes for us.
In the midst of tinsel, turkey, and temptations, may you find the place where rivers of delight are ever present. There is nothing like Christ. He is the best present of all.