We learn, if we are wise, that we give of ourselves, give our love for others. We also, like the shepherds in the fields and their people, anticipate His coming, and sing out with joy as the angles did, when we feel his presence among us. So, in life's Nativity play, we at times play the parts of the Shepherds, the Angels, and of our Father. Our tradition of gift-giving, receiving, and rejoicing over the whole thing is the value of the Christmas season.
Those who strive for a godless Utopia have been met by an ever-increasing opposition and the societal momentum of their movement has stalled. It's stalled because it has caused misery, not happiness and its false promises are, if not being rejected, are at least being met by skepticism.