Part of that is probably because we aren't really practicing Christians. I believe there is a higher power and reincarnation and angels...etc....so there is no church. Hub is agnostic. Kids follow my beliefs. I would love to go to a Midnight Mass. I think all spirituality is positive and I love the feeling and energy at Midnight Mass. But nobody will go with me and I'm not going to show up alone on Christmas Eve. A good deal of it is that we just can't see family on the holidays. Until our three problem dogs are allowed in to the sanctuary, (there are five families ahead of us) my husband can not come with if we travel. He has to watch the dogs. This year, because of the blizzard, Jumper, Sonic and I did not go to Illinois to share an early Christmas with Julie, my pastry chef, and that hurts. It will just be the four of us, and no football game, which is the highlight of our small Thanksgiving Day (plus the food). I didn't even cook. I just got pre-ordered food. Sure, it will be good, and, of course, I could have cooked too, but....it's hard for me to feel like cooking a grand meal for three. Sonic does not eat or like normal food so he sits with us, but eats stuff he buys and cooks. There are no grandchildren. My grandson is in Missouri. We have a small tree, presents, and even got presents for the dogs. About it. Because we have such a small family, and we don't get to see Julie on the actual holiday, I feel kind of let down on the holidays. Then...I read about the problems people have with their big families, and I don't know if I'd like that any better, unless almost everyone got along... Anyhow... MERRY CHRISTMAS TO MY CD FAMILY!!!!