Everyone recognizes Christmas. It is both a religious and secular holiday. We love it and need it. Yes, it is commercialized and always will be. But the fact that the songs are played on the radio and in malls means it’s real meaning can’t be silenced. But why is Christmas so essential? It is needed more than just for a great way to end the year in sentimental joy. The real Christmas is essential for it reminds us that we need spiritual light to help us overcome our spiritual blindness. It reminds us we need Good News, not good advice. We need a true king.