Κάποιοι ρωτάνε πως γίνεται ένας άθεος να γιορτάζει τα Χριστούγεννα. Η καλύτερη απάντηση προέρχεται από έναν άλλο άθεο. Την συγγραφέα και φιλόσοφο Ayn Rand, που έγραψε τον Δεκέμβριο του 1976:
"The secular meaning of the Christmas holiday is wider than the tenets of any particular religion: it is good will toward men... The charming aspect of Christmas is the fact that it expresses good will in a cheerful, happy, benevolent, non-sacrificial way. One says: ´Merry Christmas´ – not ´Weep and repent´. And the good will is expressed in a material, earthly form – by giving presents to one’s friends, or by sending them cards in token of remembrance…The best aspect of Christmas is the aspect usually decried by the mystics: the fact that Christmas has been commercialized. The gift-buying…stimulates an enormous outpouring of ingenuity in the creation of products devoted to a single purpose: to give men pleasure. And the street-decorations put up by the department stores and other institutions – the Christmas trees, the winking lights, the glittering colors – provide the city with a spectacular display, which only ´commercial greed´ could afford to give us. One would have to be terribly depressed to resist the wonderful gaiety of that spectacle."
ΧΡΟΝΙΑ ΠΟΛΛΑ, ΚΑΛΕΣ ΓΙΟΡΤΕΣ ΚΑΙ ΠΟΛΛΕΣ ΕΥΧΕΣ!