I received this in an email, and I think it sums up how I feel about the Christmas rush perfectly.
Twas the Night Nefore Christmas
(By Rev. Jon Prain)
Twas the night before Christmas and all through the town
Not a sign of Baby Jesus was anywhere to be found.
The people were all busy with Christmas time chores -
Like decorating, and baking, and shopping in stores.
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