by Karen Katafiasz. Christmas can be a treasure trove of rich experiences and emotions, writes Karen Katafiasz. However, there are many who don’t hold the season in such high regard. The pressure of holiday preparations, the crass commercialism, the association of Christmas with a painful personal situation or memory. There are many reasons a person might have lost his or her joy. This booklet offers ways to renew this happiest time of year, showing the enduring, life-giving values that Christmas embodies and how one can live out those values as part of the celebration.