I love the Christmas season. I think it's because people get into the spirit of giving and look for the simple joy in holiday decorations and colorful wrap. It's not about the gifts (though those are fun... once you've finished shopping) It's about going back to memories of Christmases past... or Hanakkuh, Dinali or whatever you celebrate this time of year. Baking Christmas Cookies... going to holiday concerts, caroling, pageants... the ballet and strolling Austin's Trail of Lights. I know it doesnt get that cold here in Austin but we have our own traditions and periodically some snow to play in. A couple of weekends ago I did "photos with Santa" for our neighborhood kids. It was great fun and I felt like a little kid myself when Santa let me get a photo too.