I always experience some pent up cynicism that I feel most every Christmas. Something, and someone that makes me feel better, because he never fails to make me laugh, is David Sedaris and his Santaland Diaries. I never get tired of listening to these Diaries. It's become a tradition for me now at Christmas.
Humor with some cynicism can do the trick, coping with the commercialism of Christmas and that blue, blue feeling, or any other kind of blues you might feel at any time of the year..
If you haven't heard of the artist Davis Sedaris , and feel the way I do right about now, I think you'll appreciate this NPR broadcast featuring him and his Santaland Diaries. He warms my cynical heart!