Well, it sort of feels like Christmas here. I took two colleagues to town today to run some errands, and when I stopped by our (new) office in town, there was a whole stack of Christmas mail waiting for me! I had received some Christmas cards before going to Ethiopia, but today, I received more cards and Christmas letters, all of which had gotten lost in the post-election violence craziness.
Since people are still greeting one another with "Happy New Year!" around here, getting Christmas mail shouldn't be unusual.