The Missus: I've always felt what was important to me about Christmas was the music, and the smells. I have all these sense memories from Christmas.

Me: You know, last year Christmas was all about the smells for me. But this year, I think the weather's been too warm. I just haven't been getting the Christmas smells. I think cold air makes my nose more keen.

The Missus: Maybe the fact you've had a cold for two weeks has something to do with it.

Me: Oh. Right.