What is the most emotionally challenging aspect of the holidays for you? Do you enjoy this season more or less than you did as a child?
Well, Christmas is so so
family oriented in my family. It's hard to say, really. That might be part of the stress. How will we keep Denmark and Sweden from killing each other, how will we keep Sealand from finding the gifts again this year. Whose house are we going to, if I'm hosting, what am I going to serve, what decorations am I going to put up. What should I get for Finland, how will I know someone else hasn't gotten her the same thing, &c. It's really challenging sometimes and you don't want to even make the effort but it's always
worth it, every time. I really do love Christmas, the entire season's holidays (because I also celebrate Yule and the solstice) because it makes me remember how close we all are as a family despite everything that's happened in the past years.
And, well. When I was a kid Christmas didn't exist. I've always liked the snow, though. So, as long as it isn't rain I love Christmas weather.