I don't mind Christmas to a degree.
I love it when I watch my girls faces when they're open thier presents, and I love it when thier dad spends time playing with them on christmas day. It makes it all worth it.
As far as shopping and getting prepared....I can throw it all out the window. The crowded malls, the line-ups, I find this is the time when the homeless suddenly come out of the woodworks and want money. Then its grating I get after Christmas is over that I had spend to much on presents.
No wonder why I roll my eyes when December rolls around.