I've come to appreciate simpler (and less expensive) fare over the years, but it is fun to go to one of these once in a while.
We are not religious, and don't celebrate the Christian holidays except in the secular sense -- exchanging gifts at Xmas and so on. I don't subscribe to any particular religion, philosophy or political party. There are some that I may feel more in tune with than others, but I don't like the idea of labelling myself: "I am a ______". To adopt a label limits oneself and governs one's behaviour in ways that may not be immediately obvious. The older I get, the odder it seems to me that some others embrace belief systems so enthusiastically.
LATER: watched Forrest Gump on TV. I hadn't seen this since it was first released, and had forgotten how good it was.