The short answer is, we do, it’s just not in the way you would think.
Browsing: Liturgical Calendar
I can remember as a child feeling a painful longing come over me in mass during Advent and then ecstatic hope during the Christmas celebration. I remember being moved to tears every year, not knowing quite why, since my relationship with God was immature and distant, at best. What was I longing for? Why was I so hopeful?