It's widely assumed that atheists, by definition, hate Christmas. And it's an assumption I'm baffled by. I like Christmas. Lots of atheists I know like Christmas. Sure, most of us would like for our governments to not be sponsoring religious displays at the holidays. Or any other time. But it's not like all atheists are Grinchy McScrooges. Some atheists even like Christmas carols.
For some time now, I've been on the lookout for Christmas songs that I can sing entirely happily, without getting into annoying theological debates in my head.
So, with the help of my Facebook friends, I've compiled a list of Christmas songs that atheists can love unreservedly: