Let’s Discuss: Christmas Spirit

I waited until after Christmas to ask you this because I didn’t want to be a downer. And, honestly, I don’t want to be one now, but I’m about to tell you something that might sound a little humbuggy.

I don’t have Christmas spirit. Well, I don’t know if I do or not. I don’t even know what it really is. That’s why I’m asking.

Do you have it? Can you define it?

I like Christmas songs. I like decorating. I like Christmas movies. And gifts are lovely. And with Little Sir, there’s lots of fun to be had. But I wouldn’t say any of these move my spirit.

In terms of spirit, I get Christmas is special. It’s a crucial element in my faith’s very existence. God with us. But I don’t know that the power of the Christmas Story resonates MORE for me at Christmas time.

Conversely, I do feel moved by New Year’s Day. I love the idea of renewal and clean slates and eagerly look forward to it.

So, that’s me. Help me out. Do tell: What is it? How do you get it?