If you'd like a way to "connect" Ramadan with the Christian Christmas, we Muslims believe the Qur'an to be the revealed Word of Allah (swt). We also believe that Jesus (pbuh), son of Mary, is also Allah's Word, as Allah said only "Be," and he was. As KeysMama said, two miracles. I'll leave the differences out of the discussion, because we mostly know what they are and that OTHER thread made them, and our responses to them, all too clear...
Anyway, while light and darkness have their roles in determining when the day is through, that is really all I see. The movement of the sun has a role every day in Islam, determining when the prayer time has shifted to the next. And Ramadan, as CF said
, moves up about 10 days or so each year.
For me, the season of Ramadan is one of prayer, looking inward, and thankfulness and self-improvement. This should manifest itself in generosity and kindness and peace. Eid-ul-Fitr, the holiday marking the beginning of the month following Ramadan, is one where we are thankful for the opportunity to have fasted and prayed again this year, and we think on how we can carry the spirit of the season through the next year. Ramadan is a deeply personal experience for Muslims.
That said, this time of year, I do look forward to the lengthening of the days, and counting down to warmer temps. I have never been a fan of winter, and living in the north is a challenge for me.
And, for me, the celebration fo Christmas is about tolerance and family. Because I do not share my family's faith, I have to work hard to balance respect and love for my parents and siblings with a desire to worship what I have found to be my Truth. I wish them the love of my holiday season, and I hope to see them happy during theirs.