I am a BIG Christmas guy. Love everything about it. I enjoy myself and people around me sense it. Add to this....my son turns 1 yr old Dec. 22nd. . . I had this thought this a.m. "I'm not enjoying anything right now....why ?" . #1...Well, sleep deprivation has come into play -- my son has been waking in the middle of the nite and I haven't been falling back to sleep the rest of the nite.......4:15 am comes too fast ( up to commute to work ). . #2...In-Laws They have problems EVERY December......like clockwork. I told my wife : "Some people just can't enjoy The Holidays, honey." They loved "coming over" to our house because of the cheery mood. My wife would tell me about all the crap she has to do to keep things relatively sane over at their house... w/ two older siblings living at home....who can cause problems, too. It taxed her......I stay out of the way.....just shake my head at the nonsense I hear about. However, this year it's changed. They ain't "coming over" = They're HERE ! My mother-in-law has moved in. I wasn't given advanced notice. After a couple days.....I saw a BIGGER bag of clothes coming thru the door. The poor thing can't smile + is on Meds. that make her drowsy. My wife has bought a big TV + called Directv to install a box in our spare bedroom....tomorrow. I think I'm now...IN SHOCK !. . I thought this was for a few days.........? . I told my wife over the phone this a.m. - "I'm not even into Christmas this year." . I have no tree up ( the little guy would destroy himself ) I have one short string of lights up in the kitchen - which is always turned off for some unknown reason to me ? My wife works Dec.22, 23, 25 ( 14 hr days ) and I'll be an exhausted "Daddy Day Care" thru that time period. . However, We may prevail...... My wife said today: "We're celebrating his birthday the evening of Dec.21st !" "And I'm not going over to Mom + Dad's on the 24th --- we'll celebrate Christmas together w/ our son -- smiling, here ! Dec. 24th" Not w/ sad faces over there !" I said, "It sounds good to me, honey.....maybe I'll get to watch "It's A Wonderful Life " w/ you on Christmas Eve.....while we munch on seafood appetizers with Special Ales + Pina Coladas ! Throw on some Bing Crosby and The Rat Pack Christmas CD's and I'll be complete, again !" . It's a chance ? She made the decision.....I couldn't push her about it w/ everything she's had to do + deal with. . But .....when's Mom leaving ?....oy-vey !