It is hard to get into the Christmas spirit if the celebration is reduced to party planning and gift buying. The key is to understand what God did at Christmas. But hectic schedules are not the only thing to get in the way. There are our lingering doubts. There was a man in the Bible, named Zechariah, who asked, “How can I be sure of this?” Doubt makes even the best Christmas preparations feel meaningless or inauthentic. It is easy to be cynical instead of hopeful. What would happen if we would believe the promises of Christmas?