― When I was a child, I loved Christmas. I love the decorating, the anticipation of the presents, time off of school, holiday parties, gatherings and church events. Then, when our family started to experience hard times and I went off to college, Christmas became less and less enjoyable. It was like each year it got worse and worse. I remember getting to a point, when I hated Christmas. Now, hate is a strong word, but I seriously felt this way. With so much going on and my stress levels at all [...].