There have “been”:http://www.getreligion.org/?p=1227 a “lot”:http://cindybryan.blogspot.com/2005/12/cancel-church-on-christmas.html of “opinions”:http://www.internetmonk.com/index.php/archives/how-the-megachurch-stole-christmas-day-worship#more-257 on “this”:http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/13323398.htm, but the overwhelming majority that I’ve “seen”:http://benwitherington.blogspot.com/2005/12/churches-closed-on-christmas.html have voted that it would be wrong to cancel services on Christmas this year. I’m not sure that I agree. Nowhere in Scripture is there a mandate that services MUST be held on a Sunday or that it is sinful to close the church doors for a holiday (or more righteous to keep them open, for that matter) or that it is displeasing to God to neglect formal worship services in favor of granting that time for family get-togethers. I tend to think that family is more important than a church gathering, especially for just one Sunday of the year. I don’t think churches are wrong for holding services this year, but neither do I think that they would be wrong to cancel them, especially since a lot of churches cancelling services are holding pre-Christmas services.