Well, the gifts are wrapped (well “bagged” this year), the stockings are stuffed, and we have the snow. It is definitely Christmas time. As much as I get frustrated and vent about ridiculous crowds, over-scheduling, crazy drivers and how much delicious food is out at all the parties, I truly love this time of year. Every year it is a great and wonderful time for families and friends to gather together, enjoy each others company, and in a society that is more often than not quite cynical, it is a relief to have a time when joy and hope are not only permissible, but are encouraged. When, we as adults get to relieve our childish enthusiasm at Christmas, but now it is that we are excited about the gifts we are giving and not the presents we are receiving. Merry Christmas.