Unfortunately we have continued to be blind to this message: the institutional expression of the worlds churches continues to confuse people outside the faith, preventing them from seeing Jesus. Just look at one secular portrayal here (link) - does that offend you? It's an honest comment by someone outside the church ... the sort of person who'll enter our doors once or twice a year.
Jesus lived 1 Corinthians 9:18-23 (link). Jesus brought a fresh expression (link) to those on the outside of religion, Jesus bypassed religion. Let's freshly express ourselves because:
"Christmas: its the announcement of the end of religion"
Now go out and really celebrate Christmas ... Go overboard