Some people like Christmas. I could say that about myself, up to a point. And that point is the 48-hour period from December 24th to the 25th (with perhaps another 24 hours thrown in on the 26th, because that's when we usually have our family Christmas dinner). Almost everything leading up to those 48 hours is just a pain in the ass.
If I seem distant, and quiet, and cranky, blame it Christmas. Sometimes, I think the world would be a better place if we realized all the Christmas hype was bullshit. But then I think, "I like getting presents!!" :)
I like the big dinners, and (generally) the family gatherings. But there are times when I wish I could just have some peace and quiet. :)
In the last few years I have almost entirely avoided malls and stores in the weeks leading up to the holiday.
I do like getting gifts, but I especially like finding that certain something that will suit someone just right. :)