Christmas is actually a great time of year. Think of the finer points about the Christmas season... The weather is cold, yet people keep smiles on their faces... Stores, Homes, etc get decorated with such beautiful splashes of colours with not only lights but other miscellaneous decorations. People take time to think about loved ones and distant friends.
Too many people get all grumpy around Christmas time. It's quite unnecessary really. I agree, Christmas isn't about Santa Claus, or dragging a tree into your house. To me, its about celebrating the time of year. Celebrating the year that has past. I also have some private things that I celebrate that no one knows about but... It's a party in my head
Make Christmas a representation of WHATEVER you want it to represent, and celebrate it! If its not about Santa or a Tree, then make it about your license plate collection. Celebrate your license plate collection.... Hell, decorate a tree with license plates! Christmas is about what you want it to be.
The vast number of people who observe Christmas don't all observe it because of santa or a tree, or because of Jesus' birth... They celebrate the things that are meaningful to them.
All the best Christmas (license plate) cheer to you!