It is a re-birth, of course, for the Christ has always been there.

On this special eve, may you experience that Presence in you, as you, through your sharing of the love that has been brought to you directly from God.
The wonderful gift of Christmas is that it is not a one day or one time experience, but lasts the whole year through — thanks to you. You are the gift, and as you give, so shall you receive.

Neale Donald Walsch