Atheists and Christmas
Some/most closet atheists go through the motions of celebrating Christmas and many atheists enjoy the secular part of Christmas. Other atheists refuse celebrate any holidays or choose alternative secular holidays. Many atheists celebrate Christmas because they do not want to stand out as different. Lying and telling young children that Santa Claus exists can prepare them to accept religious belief.  Atheist parents living in cultures that celebrate Christmas may choose to give their children Christmas presents, of course there is no need to pretend presents are from Santa. If children feel left out when their friends get presents this can cause resentment.
- What does sophisticated theology look like in action? This shows how Christian morality works out round the place where Christians believe Jesus was born. For Sophisticated theology see that article.