Granted, it is work, and it is time consuming, but such is the Christmas season. She was listening to Christmas music yesterday when I came home from tutoring a stats class, and I didn't even get mad, though she knows the rules. As the saying goes, you can't have your pie and eat it too. She can't just enjoy her favorite parts of Christmas without putting in the work. I would even help her make it, so I'd be putting in my half.
And on a related note, it really is hard to buy presents for her. I know I've already ranted about this, but in our time together she has received the pan, a large cooking pot, an ipod, a candy thermometer, and a giant mixing bowl. All things she claimed she wanted, but all of which she seldom uses. This year I bought her gloves and a hat, and we're sharing the Rock Band game.
Either way, I'm just looking for some carmel. If I have to deal with the rest of the season I should get something for it.