For me, today is the first day of the Christmas holiday. We kicked it off last night with a trip to Longwood Gardens and it was amazing. We had a great time and I highly recommend going. Especially if you have children, because there is nothing like experiencing something like that through the eyes of a 5 year old. In fact I think the best review of the whole experience came from my 5 year old who, when I explained that a Pierre Dupont lived there and loved growing things, said "He (Dupont) was like Willie Wonka, but with flowers." Indeed he was.