Home Daily Jolt Calendar - Advent I got into the closet where my mother had hidden the gifts, still unwrapped. I looked at them all and then, when Christmas came, had absolutely no fun. Nothing was a surprise. It was awful. — Julia Louis-Dreyfus By Daily Jolt December 15, 2011 Read Phil Fox Rose’s column on “conscious gift shopping” and consider giving gifts that are handmade or from locally owned businesses.