I mean, I know the "sanctity" of it has been diluted, neglected, and washboarded into a marketing nightmare, but still... people make the most of it, yes?
I have never been religious enough to consider it Jesus' birthday, and if I was I would no doubt still realize his birthday was in August. I do not have childen to keep the illusion alive for. My family probably finds me the exhausting one; no keeping up appearances for their sake. It is just for me. I love it and force those around me to as well, lest they kill me in my sleep.
I just enjoy being able to have a reason to be blissfully indulgent. Indulgent in food, drink, appreciation, gifts (giving and receiving), friendships, generosity, etc.
It is like spring break but with snow.
And it is a great way to end a year and start another... with new stuff and a reason to go to the gym again.
Anyway, I already have the decorations up, the baking planned, the movies cued, and the parties marked on the calender. If you need a bit of the cheesy Christmas spirit, you know where to find me.
P.S. Watch Modern Family if you are not already.