I don't know why this seems to always happen, but around Easter I always seem to be reading the Christmas story in the Bible, and around Christmas the Easter story.
Not knowing the mind of God, my best guess is that He constantly wants to remind me of the big picture. I am very thankful for this time of year, God showed up in all His glory to enter and be a part of our world. But there was a reason for Christmas, Easter. Jesus entered humanity so He could die and rise again for us. Without Easter, Christmas is nothing but a fancy show.
Keep the whole story in mind this season. There's also many years of teaching in between Christmas and Easter people seem to skip...