Being an "incarnationist" rather than a "resurrectionist", Christmas is my favorite time of the year. When we begin singing the O antiphons, I sigh deeply and sink into the knowledge that God became like me. The Christmas carols and anthems make my heart leap as Elizabeth's baby leapt in her womb when Mary visited.
Somehow though, part of the Easter service fits better with this part of the year to me.
The Light of Christ!