Christmas has worn me out. Much of it is the effect of having Christmas Day and its octave on Fridays. In the parish ministry, weekends are often the most intense work time; in general one works the most on weekends, evenings, and early in the morning when ordinary folks have time for elective activities and voluntary associations like religion.
Having Christmas and the octave on successive Fridays makes for this curious experience of going through a weekend schedule of services only to wake up the next day and have it be Saturday again. Have four of these "weekends" in two weeks, throw in a few parties, a couple of big funerals, and the fielding of Christmas engagements, and its enough to make someone tired.