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The songs "Christmas in Dixie" by Alabama and "Holly Jolley Christmas" by Burl Ives.
Red and green (the traditional ones, not pukey lime green and fuschia)
Poinsettias and mistletoe.
Beautiful (not tacky) light displays.
The smell of cinnamon brooms.
How everyone seems friendlier and willing to help each other (witness the shoppers at the mall shooting in Portland...although they would have helped each other it that situation anyway.)
Waking up to find your "Elf on the Shelf" poised over a Hershey's kiss. (Hey....everyone poops, right? That's even a children's book.)
Christmas TV specials from when we were kids. (No fair watching them on DVD or Tivo---it's just not the same unless you watch them on network TV along with the rest of us!)
Watching kids' faces light up on Christmas morning.
The joyous nature of it all.
....More eggnog, anyone?
May the Crap be with you all!!!