Thanksgiving is over---whew---now on to the rest of the pesky winter holidays. This seems very scrooge-ish, I'm sure, but aren't we tired of the pressure to be happy about Christmas and it's "true" meaning (see December 18, 2011 post), all the while having the commercialness of it so overtly displayed??? I certainly am weary of the sales, the ads, the music!!! At least the solstice seems real enough to count as a time to celebrate. Fire is involved there.
And New Years is symbolic of a fresh start. Maybe that's what I'll get myself for Christmas.