I used to love Christmas and the events surrounding it. Now I pretty much despise it. So commercial, it doesn't seem a season of "goodwill towards all men" but a massive buying spree, pressure to provide the latest, most expensive gifts....for what reason ? I would rather buy my children something nice every month of the year than overwhelm them with a barrow load of goodies on Christmas day...but it just doesn't work that way! Then there is the other side, the gathering of families. I find this can be a very difficult time for families, too much pressure over the whole occasion for everyone to truly relax and enjoy themselves. Everyone knows one obnoxious relative who will spoil the occasion ! The only thing I do like about Christmas is remembering those people you have fallen out of contact with, and remembering to send them a card, or receiving one from someone you have forgotten! I would like Christmas a lot more if it was a bi-ennial event !!!! What do others think of Christmas?