In the next two weeks, church and choral groups will rush to get their Christmas pageants and concerts completed before the holiday rush.
Families will erect Christmas trees or light Hanukkah menorahs.
And so many, many people will shop, shop, shop until they drop to give to their families, loved ones and perhaps people they don't even know in charity.
Some people may be thinking of loved ones they've lost. Some may feel blue at this time of year.
As this last festive month of 2012 approaches, how do you complete the sentence: 'Tis the season for . . . '?