I used to get really bummed out when he would say shit like that but as I get older I definitely feel his sentiment. While I enjoy the time off and spending Christmas with Amanda's family - especially now that we're all used to one another - the over all holidays are a real drag for me. I love Thanksgiving but once the initial tsunami of "seasonal joy" builds momentum I feel pretty hostile towards all things holiday. By the time New Year's rolls around I feel beat down. I think this feeling may change when kids are involved - little faces filled with joy or some shit.
In any case happy...merry...something.