I completely agree with this. In early December, I am never really into the spirit of the season, with the cold weather and winter approaching. Then, I start putting our lights up, a process that usually takes 3 or 4 days total to complete. I always dread it at first, then I warm up to the idea, then I get totally into it.
The joy our lights bring to so many people make it worth the effort it took to put them up. We’ve cut out some of the things we’d found most stressful, and do our best to allow ourselves to relax and enjoy the season — that’s what it’s all about. I just took most of the lights down yesterday, and feel good about the holiday season just passed. It was a good one, this year.