Are you struggling to survive the religiosity of the Christmas period, or do you enjoy the festivities regardless? Either way, here is a selection of our best reads on secularism and Christmas.

1. Christmas: an atheist survival guide

Myra Zepf shares her hints for a happy humanist holiday.

2. In defence of the War on Christmas

Alex Gabriel is one atheist who won't be decking the halls with boughs of holly.

3. Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People

In this 2008 piece, Robin Ince, Ricky Gervais, Simon Singh, Richard Herring, Natalie Haynes, and Ben Goldacre share some seasonally inappropriate Winterval witterings.

4. Nightmare before Christmas

When Robin Ince was invited onto TV to debate the "de-Christianisation" of Christmas, back in 2007, the flawed arguments of Vanessa Feltz and Stephen Green left him foaming at the mouth.

5. Blessed Are the Yogurt Makers

Sally Feldman unwraps the complexity of the Christmas present.

6. Let the kids believe in Santa

Atheists shouldn’t crush the magic of Christmas, says Myra Zepf.

7. A tale of two Dickens

The great Christian chronicler of Victorian destitution - and author of classic Christmas novel, A Christmas Carol, was also a "wicked man". Matthews Adams talks to biographer Claire Tomalinabout the conflicted life that fed his art