The Christmas story is told from four perspectives- all of which enlarge our understanding of what God was doing through birth of Jesus. Ultimately, their goal is more than information, but to lead us to a place of belief.
In the Christmas story darkness is represented by Herod, who works to extinguish the light coming into the world. But as John reminds us, darkness always looses to the light.
Holidays can hard for many reasons. If you’re in a difficult season John has some great encouragement about the light that overcomes the darkness.