Merry Christmas to all of you, wherever you are. If you have been around here long enough you know that Christmas is not my favorite Holiday. In fact the stress and commercialization of the Holiday has truly led to a loss of luster for me. As a child you waited in anticipation for the newest toy, the arrival of your family (maybe if you were lucky, as it was for me, it meant Nonni from the Boot!), and things as simple as making sugar cookies decorated in Red and Black. Now we shop online, hunt out gift cards, and run ourselves ragged for no apparent reason. So this year I ask for only one thing from everyone this Holiday season, and it's not a Scudetto, an iPad, or anything material. It is simply to take a minute and be happy with what you have and who you get to share it with, be it here on the blog, at your house, or with your family.