This atheist with pagan-Buddhist leanings loves Christmas music.
As a writer I love lyrics. Christmas carols/hymns are replete with symbolism: light conquers darkness, the resurrection of hope in the birth of a child, the sacrifice of innocence through a violent death. The angst, the drama, and the tragedy of it all speak to me.
I love Christmas music for its mighty emotional punch. I get goosebumps every time I hear my favorite song …
“… and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn!”