Read the Scripture here: John 11:45-57
Sometimes it's hard to get yourself with family on the celebrations because some families sit around the table and plot against others. Some families are in such turmoil because of petty fights they've had through out the years, some families stay alone because they can't bare to spend another drunken holiday. Some families are holding on to anything they can to keep theirs together.
I love in the scripture that Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said, isn't it better that one man should die than a whole nation be destroyed? He had no idea at the time what that would mean. We are benefiting even today from the Sacrifice of God.
What would it take for you this year for your Christmas to reflect the presence of God, instead of the presents of the world?