We celebrated Christmas this past weekend. We drove to Edmonton to see our friends, the Webjeks. (The name is a compilation of their surnames, and a damned fine one.) We’ve had Christmas together each year for several years now, more than a dozen. We get to it when we can. It’s often well after Christmas proper. We’ve observed it later in March at least once, but we usually get to it during winter. What matters is getting to spend the time with friends. The food, the gifts, activities, they’re all great, but the point is being together and spending time in one another’s company. That is what matters. It is what makes it Christmas no matter what the date may be.