At this time of year, I think of the John Lennon lyric, "And so this is Christmas, and what have you done?"
This year I feel very good. My sister and her husband and son are visiting, Goombah is having an exciting start; my wife and kids are happy and healthy.
I hope you, Dear Reader, are happy and healthy and I wish you a wonderful Christmas with family and friends, and an exciting new year!
And for another view of Christmas, which I have held in some years:
Now that Christmas is at our throats again, let me extend my sincere hope that my readers can survive the nightmare of the next few days with as little psychic, gastro-intestinal, and familial anxiety as possible.[Andrew Sullivan]