Your article is very interesting. The past few years (after my mother in law came to live to us), Christmas sort of became a drag. Before that my mother gave my husband a tee shirt with BahHumbug on it. This year, we were away 21 days in November and then Christmas is in full swing. This year has been a very melancholy year for me. Hopefully I will talk myself out of the doldrums. I have enjoyed the festivities with my friends but the preparations has not been fun.