WHAT DO YOU SAY WE CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS ON JULY 8 NEXT YEAR? Or, how about October 21? Or May 11? Sound bizarre? Thought of purely in terms of Christmas as December 25—something most of the Christian world has been attuned to for centuries—it certainly does! But, of course, Christmas is more than tinsel, trees, and gift-giving. It's more than a cozy time for family and friends to gather and spread good cheer.