Today we celebrate the birth of Jesus, which is rad. I had a long talk with a friend, and we were talking about Christianity in America and church and state issues, and Christmas, for me, isn't a cultural holiday, it's religious. At my mom and dad's we have canceled gift giving this year, almost. I am going to mend my brother's wool pants. I also noticed there was a gift for me upstairs, maybe it was bought before the ban went into effect. It has relieved so much stress to forget about gifts. My brother also graduated this term; my mom said that was a big enough gift. So we are going to sit around and it is going to be great.