|"Get the biggest aluminum tree you can find, Charlie Brown, |
maybe painted pink."
In the past two years, though, I noticed that there were other factors that were stealing my Christmas season away. I studied twentieth century American history and while I loved my classes and there are a lot of uplifting stories in that time period, there are also quite a bit that, for lack of a better phrase, just bring you down. After each lecture of my Cold War era class, I would come home and tell my roommates, "Yep, today was about atomic bombs"or "Yeah, we talked about the rise and fall of labor unions" or "Lecture today was about the Vietnam War. I'm going to take a nap. For a while."