Each gospel has its own voice, and those voices differ.
See if you can name the gospel:
Look at the story of Jesus' birth found in Matthew's gospel. Matthew 1:18 - 2:23) Read it without assuming you know what it says.
What surprises you? How has this story been changed by our traditions?
What would it have been like to be Joseph?
Where do you see the issues of that day as continuing issues in our world?
Somehow, the phrase "Jesus is the reason for the season" rubs me the wrong way. It seems somewhat dishonest. The reason for the celebration of Christmas is much murkier than the birth of Jesus. Christmas was not a celebration in the early Christian Church. The Christmas traditions of church and our societies are much more recent.
Think about what's right with Christmas.
Think about what's wrong.
I invite you to share comments below.