December is finally in full swing! A couple of weeks without snowflaking-it-up in the kingdom of sweets and my Christmas spirit went into hiding. Now it’s back and ready to go Secret Santa shopping with a vanilla chai in one hand and a gingerbread man in the other. Man, do I love the holidays. And there’s nothing like a trip to Boston Opera House and a Christmas party with good friends (knit headwear not optional) to get you in the tree-trimming mood. Sidenote: Does anyone else find keeping close friends outside the ballet crucial to preserving your insanity? Discuss.