It's like the orthodontist. See, the first time, you have no idea what to expect and the pain takes your breath away. It aches for days and days afterwards. The next time, you have a better idea, but that doesn't mean that it does hurt, and as always, there's the ache afterwards. That's how it is.
Just when you think that you are finally getting over it, there's another visit that comes up. And it starts all over again. And even though everyone says that there willbe a day when it's over, that day is so far in the future that you can't possibly imagine it being here.
Christmas is one of those visits.