We advertise our church Christmas services as “family services”. Christmas is the one day of the year when we feel confident in asking our non-Christian loved ones to come along to church with us “as a family”. We do our Christian duty by making it a priority to get to church on Christmas Day, before hurriedly returning home so we can prepare for the main event – Christmas lunch “with the family”.
Christmas is a time for family.
But is it? And if it is, what family is it a time for?