I have younger coworkers who are enthusiastic and a lot of fun to be around. Sometimes. It would appear that the majority of them are really gearing up for the holiday season with several of them having put up their trees before Thanksgiving. Frankly, I don't care what they do in their own home and I listen to their stories with good humor and I am happy that they are happy and that they enjoy themselves.
However, over the past few years, I have been less enthusiastic about Christmas. My mom and brothers died within a short time of each other. My nieces are grown and living their own lives. My husband is an avid shopping hater so we don't exchange gifts anymore and he only buys for his own children (which is fine, I usually just get my nieces gift cards and my widowed father a bottle of his favorie bourban) I don't need the sugary treats, and I am toying with the idea of not putting up a tree. See, I don't mind the holidays but I absolutely loathe the post-holiday letdown feeling I get each year. I do enjoy the holiday displays and looking at Christmas cards in the rack but I feel that I am just past the other stuff.
Anyway, I guess this lack of outward cheer makes me look kind of curmedgeonly and some of my coworkers can't seem to stand it. Last year, I got Christmas trinkets in my mailbox or seasonally wrapped candy or something. They were doing it to have fun and yes, I am a good sport, but I honestly don't know how to impart to them that my approach isn't all that bad.