Here's a quick source of good cheer for this Christmas Day 2014:
Google "Christmas" and a year, i.e.: "Christmas 1972" (without quotes)
At the top of the search results page, click on "Images".
Your computer screen will fill with photographs of people from the past, surrounded by love and light.
People you used to know.
People you used to be.
Then try 1964. Or 1991. Or 1930. Or 2004.
I could surf this stuff all day. And I may.
From all of us here at Rusty Ring, Happy Holidays to all.
(Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons and a generous photographer)