As we get older, happiness in the holiday season starts to deflate like an aged helium balloon. Bit by bit, some of us lose the excitement of tearing open gifts, only to be left with the anxiety of the debt that these end of year celebrations inevitably bring us. However, there is usually a bright side for everyone. For example, even if your student loan payment is deducted right before your intended holiday shopping day, there’s always the prospect of spending some quality time with your loved ones. So, what gets your spirits going during the holiday season?