#1) Damon and Carlton have said many times that Lost's main theme is redemption. Christmas is about that too. TPTB say that the Lostaways have the opportunity to start fresh on the island if they want to. And on the beach, Jack says something about how their old selves are dead and they have new lives. That sort of makes Lost's redemption island like a "Christmas" island, for whatever castaway wants to reach for a humble new start. This is not the normal "mental-fast-food" topic you see on TV nowadays and fans have welcomed it, perhaps partially because the very thought of being able to start over fresh if one wants to, gives people hope. Every new day brings with it a new chance -- or a New Hope, as George Lucas would put it. :-)
#2) There's a campy retro Christmas song that goes, "How'd you like to spend Christmas, on Christmas Island?" and there really is a Christmas Island! According to Wiki, it is a territory of Australia that "has a unique natural topography and is of immense interest to scientists and naturalists due to the number of species of endemic flora and fauna which have evolved in isolation...undisturbed by human habitation." Sound familiar??? The history of the island isn't quite as benign as the holiday song though, especially during WWII, but it has come around. It really seems like it would have been a perfect place for a Dharma project, because it's isolated and rugged, and time doesn't move the same there as in the civilized world, according to one visitor's log that I read. Oddly enough, it's even in the general vicinity of Lost's uncharted island mysteries.
#3) And now for the obligatory holiday schmaltz! :-) As I've mentioned before, I retired last year and moved to TN, leaving all my buddies in NY. Due to my current health problems, I haven't been my usual social self, so I haven't made any new friends yet outside of family. Except for all of you nice peeps in the Lost Blog Community that is! It is SO nice having all of you as online friends! For the past year, since TLE started it all, I have loved reading your thoughts and chatting with you about the show, and life's little idiosyncrasies, among other things. I look forward to it every day, seriously. So I hope that everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous New Year! :-)
"Merry Christmas Tiny Tim"
"God bless us, every one!"