As you know, I'm a lapsed Episcopalian, Pagan, with Buddhist inclinations, and inclinations toward the pastry cart when it comes around.
At Christmas -- which I call Yule -- anything goes. I have knit slippers in the shape of reindeer and the reindeer have silver bells on their knit antlers, you know what I mean? You might find me in the punch.
What I like about this season is that we're tilting toward the light, away from the darkness, all together, as a planet, without any of us working that hard. Now, usually I'm a Puritan and like hard work, and banging my head against the stocks, sinners-in-the-hands-of-an-angry-god style, but how awesome is it not to have to singlehandedly bring back the sun, to light and heat the Earth?
It's effortless, all you have to do is wait for 3-4 months.