So, not all of us are merry little elves this season and if that's you, this thread is for you, whether you're a grinch by nature or just not in the mood to do this. Perhaps you just aren't wired up to deck the halls and make the season bright. Maybe life has dealt you blow after blow this year and all the festivity heightens the pain. Or maybe it's your difficult child that's out of control and you are just hanging on to get through. Maybe you're a lurker or newbie dealing with some seriously tough kiddo and just need to know you're among friends. Me, I'm just not the ultra-cheery holiday type. My family is downstairs picking up and anticipating something festive and I'm upstairs looking at a mountain of dishes and wondering where I put the cheese ball recipe. My 15 year old just had the nerve to ask me what I wanted for Christmas and I told him NEVER to ask that question of a woman at 5pm on Christmas Eve. Whatever the reason, this thread is for you. Now, you merry little elves just shoo out of here and play some reindeer games or whatever it is you do.