"We have had a very dull Christmas."
-Mary Elliot Musgrove, Persuasion
Well, we can't count on anything positive coming from Mary, can we? It's nice to remember that usually whatever she is thinking or feeling is quite the opposite of how it was. Besides, everyone knows that you only have as much of a fun (or dull) time as you let yourself. I shall have no problem in the least having a fantastic Christmas. It's going to be even better considering the contrast it is certain to have from my last (and absolute worst ever) Christmas.