So true, Tim! Even though our family celebrated all holidays in SF when I was growing up, nowadays I often venture off to celebrate with the relatives in a variety of far-flung places. Just now home from Thanksgiving & there's a stuffed turkey in the oven to provide dinner & a full week's worth of leftovers for turkey sandwiches, casseroles, and soup. And although Mom would never decorate for Christmas until mid-December, my tree just went up this morning, and I'll be adding more wreaths, candles, and Nativity scenes all week long--plus keeping the Christmas music on for about 16 hours every day. No such thing as TOO MUCH when it comes to Christmas!