Somehow, the following things always cheer me up:
– Drinking gingerbread hot chocolate
– Watching “It’s a Wonderful Life”
– Singing Christmas hymns in church
– Decorating sugar cookies (& then eating them)
– Wrapping presents
– Shopping for useless stocking stuffers
The rest of the year I can say “bah humbug” to jollification if I want to, but Christmas is reserved for unnatural happiness. And I’m glad that it is.