"The real Christmas come to him who has taken Christ into his life as a moving, dynamic, vitalizing force. The real spirit of Christmas lies in the life and mission of the Master ... " Howard W. Hunter
When I searched for a quote for this most holy of days, I came upon this by Prophet and President of the Church Howard W. Hunter. President Hunter himself was a quiet man, with quiet words spoken in a powerful manner. Never was he more powerful than when speaking of the Savior.
And does that not describe Christ? Quiet words spoken with power. Chirst gave the earth the greatest of all gifts--that of the Atonement. Nothing that has ever happened before, nothing that will ever happen since will come close to that extraordinary act, atoning for all of the sins ever committed, atoning for all the tears ever shed, atoning for all the cries ever uttered.
This I know for sure: the world has yet to recognize the significance of the Atonement.