I like Christmas but here in the US it's far too commercial for my taste. I've been lucky enough to experience it in other countries and all I can say is that we Americans have a lot to learn. I'm happy that holiday shopping is over as well as the mind numbing Christmas music in the stores! Some people call me Scrooge for that last comment because I don't hide my distaste. It's not the music itself but the fact that the stores select tunes that give shoppers a melancholy feeling that is proven to make them spend more money. The hypocrisy of it all just rubs me the wrong way. Fortunately we will be rocking to something else at my house during Christmas dinner!