So its Christmas. That's CHRISTMAS not the holidays or some other politically correct term. Its CHRISTMAS.
The good news is that we are all well, enjoying each others company; that we're off to San Francisco for a week on Boxing Day and, though I will get presents, all I need is my health, my partner, some good food and wine and I am happy.
The bad news is that we have snow and mud ("snud") on the ground which will stay until March and its -10 (ish). The bad news is that there is nothing on television (thank goodness for DVD recordings of Gordon Ramsay's The F Word), Charlie Drake died (someone I gre up laughing at) and the global warming hysteria continues unabated (probably the most ill informed push for public poilicy this century). The bad news is that I am getting older.... so when you look at it, there is not a lot of bad news.
I hope that this is the case for you.