Lack of Holiday Spirit

Hope that you are your family and friends had a wonderful holiday season.  But now that it is over, just wondering if you noticed what I did.  I usually start to feel the buzz around November or so and it starts to pick up as time goes on.  This year, there wasn't that much.  Stores, gas stations, clubs, etc.... No one really seemed to be in the holiday spirit.  Arguments over the proper phrase to use, credit card issues at some local stores, robberies on the rise.  What is going on?  When did we lose it and where did it go?  There was always a friendly and comforting feel when the holidays began to approach and now nothing but financial talk, rude customer service people,  stores at war with eachother.  I hope that next year the holidays bring a brighter, more welcoming feel.  For all our sakes