First of all, why is the theme song from "Beauty and the Beast" in my head? There is NO reason for it. Must be punishment for something I did.
Second of all, it recently occurred to me that people who are considered to be scrooges around Christmastime are really just lazy. And I am one of them. Getting into the spirit, and shopping and decorating and baking is a lot of work. Especially when everyone at the mall this time of year is an asshole. But I have made somewhat of an effort. I sent out Christmas cards! I bought copies of High School Musical II and the Dangerous Book for Boys for nieces and nephews! We even went out and got the most beautiful douglas fir last night for our living room.
But then we got it home, and we discovered that the trunk was too thick for our tree stand. This has never happened before. So we put it in a bucket of water on the back porch, where my dog promptly peed on it. Maybe I'll just throw in the towel and decorate it out there. Because that would be CLASSY.