Status update: Christmas in New York! Whoppee-do. I stack up all the traditions and tick them off one by one. Roasted chestnuts: Only if facing starvation. Apple cider: Probably healthy. I need to learn to love it. Eggnog: Not worth the calories, unless it’s with alcohol. Ice-skating in Central Park: For people with extremely hard skulls and ditto soft booties. 2000 multicolored light-bulbs outside the door: Tacky, unrefined, yet undeniably cheerful. Add the eggnog, and Christmas is here.