The cynic among us says that Christmas is for children. Jesus told us that we must become like children in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
Sounds about right to me.
What The Lord told us in this statement wasn't to impugn that we should resist the natural maturation that comes with age and (in most cases) wisdom. He was simply stating that we must retain our innocence and childlike wonder as it pertains to our faith.
Christmas is filled with the wonder of God on so many levels - and the "child within me" rejoices at its coming each and every year. It is the birthday of the Creator Himself - The Lord God Jesus taking up flesh in order to redeem His little ones from a fate worse than death. How could such a time NOT be filled with awe and wonder?
It is, I assure you, for those who believe - and shall remain so throughout the endless ages of eternity.
Your brother and servant in Christ Jesus our Lord,
Mark Scott Grimmett