When I was in school my mother stressed education. I am so glad she did. I graduated from Yale College and Yale University with my master's and I didn't do it by missing school.
In fact I am quite snappy and irritable and I don't know if I'd like to make myself worse in that respect.
On the whole I prefer Christmas as an adult than I did as a child.
Lately I did a film called All I Want for Christmas and it was well received....