How do you get into the Christmas spirit? Try this...have your four favorite nieces over. Plan to decorate the tree...they did a great job by the way, while I cleaned and re-arranged the family room...then decorate gingerbread men. These kits from Michaels are great. Eight naked gingerbread men (don't worry, not anatomically correct!), fondant that you roll out and cut with a knife or cookie cutters (what would make them want to cut out birds to decorate gingerbread men?), icing (pretty tasty, too), and a few decorations like beads and presents. And wow, let the fun begin!