It hasn't felt much like a holiday this year. My family is all living in Iowa and the wife is working both today and tomorrow. I am all alone for the most part. Since we moved we've bought new furniture, a computer, and a car. So, we decided we'd exchanged enough gifts this year already. Especially, since my wife's birthday and our 10th wedding anniversary are coming up next month. Anyway, last night I saw Bing Crosby and David Bowie sing a duet of Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy together. The clip was from Bing's 1977 Merrie Olde Christmas television special. Watching the duet I was overcome by the Christmas spirit just like Ebenezer Scrooge. Like The Grinch my heart grew two sizes. Today, I am watching a Christmas film festival on T.V., Eight Crazy Days followed by The Polar Express, and Bad Santa tonight. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas after all. Now, if only James Kochalka and friends would ring my doorbell and sing me an original "carol" like Jingle Cat.