I just came across this piece on Conversion Diary and wanted to share it with you so here's the cross-post:
Conversion Diary: What I loved about Christmas was Christ - The diary of a former atheist
"What we didn't understand, however, is that we weren't as different from the Christians as we thought we were. We atheists celebrated peace, love and goodness; our Christian neighbors celebrated the One who is Peace, Love and Goodness itself.
Imagine that... ;) God Bless!