in reply to I hope to spend this Christmas:

I want to spend it with my dogs. Afterall, they're the ones who are always glad to see me. (That I'm the one who fills the food bowls just might have something to do with this.)

I will be spending it with family, which is good, and eating, which is very good.

tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
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