For me the christmas season doesn't really start until finals are over and i'm out of school. For about 3 weeks between Thanksgiveing and Finals week school transforms from being rather difficult, into sleepless hell. This deprives everyone of any happy christmas spirit. I can't tell you how mest up it feels to be getting in some last minitie studying between clases, while have yourself a merry little christmas blastes over the school loud speakers. However, without finals and all this stress, the holiday wouldn't seem so sweet.