A different Christmas spirit this year

I am not sure why – perhaps because I have already decided to bow out of retail Christmas – but for some reason this year I am watching a lot of Christmas movies. 

Tonight I am watching White Christmas (Bing Crosby, 1954).  I’ve probably watched 6-7 Christmas movies already.  For the last couple decades I bet I didn’t watch more than one or two a year.

But for some reason, knowing I won’t have to deal with the crowds, and buy things people don’t really want or need, I am feeling the spirit more, I guess.

Or maybe it is just the pain medication for my bad back.  Whatever it is I am enjoying these old movies quite a bit.  And I am really enjoying the fact that there is nothing about Christmas this year that will stress me out.

I’m just going to enjoy it (for a change).