Well, it's over.
The curmudgeon did spend some time on the streets of Northampton trying to glower and spread a little gloom to even out the cheer, but the spirit and the music were relentless and the curmudgeon retreated in defeat. Actually gave a quarter to a street musician.
Went to the mall, but didn't see anyone there smiling anyway, no work for me to do.
In reality, had a nice time with my family. Got a couple cute presents including a small Godzilla model
(my daughter visited Japan recently) and also this:
which warmed my heart considerably.
I hope everyone had a merry day.