It's that time of year again, where mistletoe (poisonous) and Poinsettias (also poisonous) are everywhere. It's joyous and festive and fun for all. If that last statement made your skin crawl and your belly button pucker, this thread is for you. You already know it's not fun for everyone. As a matter of fact, there are a lot of people who have a very difficult time during the Christmas season, myself included. The sickeningly sweet tales incessantly drilled into our brains since Halloween are more fiction than fact and the chorus of super-rich rock stars belting out the standards 24/7 on every public broadcast station to make just a few more bucks at our expense reeks of hypocrisy. So ... stop in and share your feelings or just take a break from the season. Don't forget there are many who love the season and do aspire to the promise of Christmas joy. If you are like that, this thread probably isn't for you (unless you want to see how the other half survives this time of year). This is not to take cheap shots at those who love the season, or argue it's merits to those who feel differently.