In what way does it bring a "feel-good factor"? Maybe for Christians it does, but not for the other religions. It probably is a damn good holiday, but it makes it feel worse to non-Christians such as myself who don't get to experience it while everyone else talks/brags about it for 2-3 months straight.
Listen up. I don't argue with the fact that Christmas is not as accessible for other religions as it is for Christians. The clue is in the name.
However, I think I am right in saying most people of other religions partake in the present swapping tradition. They have a nice meal on Christmas. Surely that counts as a 'feel-good factor'? Obviously there will always be Scrooges, not saying there is anything wrong with being one, but most people, regardless of religion, enjoy Christmas and embrace that special spirit it brings.
Well done for posting a good thread for once, despite it being a rant, which I don't really mind.