Yes, it is so easy to get lost in seriousness. It is so easy to get bogged down in keeping the spirit of Christmas from becoming just another commercial holiday. We can lose our sense of who we are as people. So, to prevent that from overcoming us on this however many days before Christmas it may be, let me give you a quote from the great philosopher, Dave Barry:
In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church; the Jews called it 'Hanukkah' and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukkah!' or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the wall!'
~Dave Barry, "Christmas Shopping: A Survivor's Guide"