Christmas has a different meaning to almost every family and every culture. This is derived from the fact that Christmas predates its religious significance; that doesn’t mean that it is devoid of religious significance but it means that Christmas has no sole owner or definition and that it is constantly evolving. In other words, Christmas is a reflection of the time and the people. Everybody has experienced busy parents at work and kids at school; Christmas, on the other hand, is an exception. It is a time for togetherness; a company that is the source of its meaningfulness as a cultural holiday.
Christmas sweaters and that TV fireplace log; Italian folk music records and the ten millionth showing of Home Alone; the memories forged in the middle of those cold winters with those most precious people is a Christmas that relates to every human experience. So from Kallipolis to Pallet Town, Kanto (the home of Pokémon’s leading man, Ash), from Minsk to Montevideo, and from the North Pole to Stevie Wonder’s house, here’s to more mincemeat mini-pies, Pokémon marathons, and good times around the TV fireplace log.