It’s been hard for me this year to get into the spirit of the holiday season — just as it has been, I imagine, for millions of others. I’m still not feeling it, so today I decided to pull out my old standby, “All I want for Christmas is You”, as sung by Olivia Olson for the movie Love Actually. Other songs work too — Nat King Cole’s “Ave Maria”, Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas”, and many, many more — but today I wanted this one. I’ve already listened to it twice and have begun humming. I’ll likely watch the movie later to help. However, its been a rough and indecent year (past few years) in this country, and if I’m unable to get into the mood this year, I’m okay with that.