Holiday spirit

It’s much easier to feel at least a little holiday spirit once you do a little decorating.? A brightly lit tree hung with ornaments, many of which are handmade, many of them by my grandmother, definitely lifts the mood; add in a handful of snowmen, Santas, and reindeer, plus some good old-fashioned Christmas music (not this modern-day pop crap) and candles in the front windows and it actually feels like the holiday season.

I’m still annoyed by and sick of the rampant crass commercialization, including the ruination of perfectly good holiday carols by bastardizing them into commercial jingles — “give a, give a, give a Garman” my ass.