― I hope that you all had a very merry Christmas and holiday. I had a very casual Christmas with my immediate family this year. I enjoy it that way because there is no playing nice with that member of your family that you loath. Or any awkward silence at the dinner table. It's without all the things that a lot of people dread this time of year, the things that make so many Christmas movies. ∙ I wanted to share with you what I received for Christmas. It's not a lot, but they are nice gifts [...].