PJ Stein
PJ Stein answered Megan goodgirl's question

Always! Life throws many curves, it is fun to see where we will end up. This year we have another baby due in the next 5-6 weeks. My husband and I have another trip planned for our anniversary next month. Plus I am getting ready to plan another multistate long trip. Let the fun begin!

Firstname Refreshme lastname
Firstname Refreshme lastname answered Otis Campbell's question

I make an awesome fruitcake but the fruit additions take 30 days and alot of daily stirring. Tastes a little boozy and is quite expensive to make taking alot of nuts 18 eggs and a whole bunch of pudding-in-the-mix cake mixes.

Perhaps next year.

Perry Nuttal
Perry Nuttal answered Taylor Brookes' question

The bible says Shepherds were watching their flocks by night, well sheep would not be out grazing in December, so yes Christmas was used to covert the pagan holiday saturnalia,  or the birth of sol invictus the unconquered sun.

carlos Striker
carlos Striker answered Taylor Brookes' question

Most celebrations were stemmed out of a dumb notions and made into festivities. An opportunists saw money in it and commercialised it.

Joyce Hall
Joyce Hall answered Taylor Brookes' question

When Christ was born, the magic were so incredibly happy that they gave HIM gifts. We carry on in this tradition.

Your problem is most likely the shopping, ECT that has little if any to do with the Christ Child. I agree. Its just a tradition for us Christians, that's all I know.