Christmas time is here, by golly, but do you really want to deck the halls with hunks of holly? Are you left cold by the commercialism, and yearn for a simpler time when the season felt special, imbued with a spirit that wasn't poured into the eggnog? Do you really feel like recapturing some of the magic and wonder of the season—the spirit of Christmas—and setting aside the mad rush to go out and buy just for the sake of buying? You can do it!
Whatever your reason, or whatever your notion of the season might be—a celebration of the birth of Jesus, the magic of Old Kris Kringle, goodwill towards mankind, a close time for family and loved ones, or a simple reflection of the meaning of the winter solstice, here are some things you can do to recapture your Christmas Spirit. Sing along to some Christmas tunes, Bring out the decorations, watch old movies, string popcorn along with some hot chocolate. Visit family and friends. Good luck to you because in 12 months you'll have to do it again.