I do find myself feeling a little down around this time of year. The combination of reduced daylight hours, my diminished love of the holidays and the guilt I feel when given gifts make it a little difficult for me at times.
I used to really enjoy this season as a child, because it seemed like the natural order of things; receiving gifts, etc. Nowadays, I feel it's excessive and unnecessary to give and receive so much at once. I also felt more religious meaning was invested in it in the past, but my beliefs have changed quite a bit over the years.
The magic is no longer there for me, I guess. Even my mom now considers it "just another day". It makes me sad to think about how much things have changed for me. Granted, I don't enjoy many things as much as I used to. Whether it's just a part of growing up or a pathological anhedonia, I don't know.
In any case, I still like the holidays. They just aren't quite what they used to be for me.