For the first time in years I am positively excited about this ridiculous holiday known as "christmas". Seriously, I am as giddy as a three year old, and I think this is absolutely fantastic. Let me explain:
Christmas, to me, was a terrible time of year. Having grown up in a semi-religious-mostly-spiritual home, I am quite familiar with that side of this holiday, because it was originally (well, a Pagan festival adopted by the Christians to ease transition to a new faith, but hey) a religious festival. Like lent, or pentecost. This isn't why it was terrible for me.