I can't wait for the "Holidays" to be fucking over. I've been working retail management for most of my adult life (38 years to be precise) and THAT long ago ruined the "Holidays" for me.
I have had a few WONDROUS Winter Solstice events (I do not do "Christmas" or "New Years," the former being ridiculous and the latter being arbitrary -- the SOLSTICE is an actual, observable, celestial event that deserves to be celebrated), complete with 14' Blue Spruce decorated with lights and toys, rafters hung with lights and swag, yule log in the fire place, the room decorated with feux snow and antique carousel animals, 30 guys sitting down to dinner (at one table made of 4 sheets of 4x8 plywood arranged in a +
), serving borsch, dark rye, salad, roast beef (or pork) and baked potatoes. But those events were ALWAYS rare and truly appreciated by those invited.
The rest of the time, mostly I just HIDE as much as possible until it is ALL OVER.
Bah humbug and all that, TYVM.