At 21:41 06/12/2003 +0000, Kevin Stevens wrote: >And I don't see it as just me being all Bah-Humbug! about it, >hardly anyone I know is particularly enthusiastic about it, they just do it >cos everyone else does. I didn't have much of Christmas as a kid, so it's something to do properly now. My wife's family go in for the Finnish traditional Christmas in a big way; it's great. I'm betting that most of the people you know who aren't enthused about it are from families who celebrated it in a desultory fashion, rather than having strong traditions, because it really does seem to make a difference. Drew.