Actually, I have a theory. I began to formulate it during the wee hours when I lay in bed and couldn’t get back to sleep because my throat hurt. It has to do with the cold I inevitably get at Christmas. I think we might safely conjecture that Christmas Sicks are directly related to Christmas Shopping. I think so many people are out there whether they feel good or not doing their last minute shopping whether it is for presents or at the supermarket for Christmas dinner. And, that is where we catch the colds.