Well, christmas sucks anyway, the JWs got it right there. Placing a damn tree in the livingroom, and the (what`s the english word, the green spiky things) just fall off all over the floor. And all that greasy food, which I don`t like. In my country we have all these weird food-traditions at christmas, like "pinnekjøtt" ("stickmeat"), which basically is salted rib from a sheep, and then there`s "lutefisk", which is a half-rotten, prepared in a very mystical way, fish, and it just tastes horrible. And then there`s spending a ton of money on presents, and in return, you only get crap. Because you make an agreement with the people in your family (or well, in my case, the woman I live withs family) about a certain price range for the presents, not to expensive. So everyone get`s a present that`s not to expensive, and I don`t need a lot of cheap, unnecessary stuff which will just be put in the attic anyway, what I need is a new guitar amp, and those things are really,really expensive (cause I want a big Marshall-amp), so I need to save my money, and not waste it on a whole lot of crap to wrap up as presents for my womans family at christmas, and I certainly don`t need to get a whole lot of crap in return, like ties (which I never use), socks, etc. And so my kid, he has a ball (he went just nuts on christmas eve, when we opened the presents) gets a whole bunch of toys, although he has a ton allready (does he really need another remote-control car, he has two allready!?) - and he`s getting spoiled, and the last thing I want is a spoiled brat for my son. Christmas just sucks!