The secret to getting into the spirit of Christmas is jumping into the season with both feet. Or dive headfirst wearing a Santa hat. Shortly after the gravy has congealed, bust out your hot glue gun, take a trip to Michaels, watch a million youtube crafting videos featuring deadpan ladies and straight-faced entrepreneurs and before you know it, you'll feel the childlike awe of the "Holiday Season" start creeping in. Or it might be gas from Thanksgiving leftovers.
Abandoning my inner grump and waiting until the last possible minute to get into the Christmas swing of things is no way to live. Today, I've realized that I feel better when I just start whipping up festive holly pins and coating my windows with fake snow.