"... though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow..."
As we consider the Child that came into the world and we contemplate His birth we need to never lose sight of why Christ came as an infant. The cradle must have the cross and the cross must have a cradle. We need the cross with the cradle. When we accept the cradle and the cross and trust Christ as our substitute, then we will "be white as snow."
..."wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow."