The last phrase from Luke 2:14 captures something appropriate for any time of year: and on earth peace, good will toward men.
The cynic will note that differing translations exist. The pessimist will note that there are those to whom peace is defined so loosely as to be a meaningless noise. The intellectual arrogantly seek to turn the whole phrase into the babble of the ignorant.
All that matters little… This time of year, and if only for a few minutes, across the metaphorical ‘no man’s land’ many people are actually thinking about peace and good will towards man. That can ‘t be a bad thing.