Well no sooner than the dishes have been cleared from the thanksgiving table, and Christmas instantly appears everywhere. It’s a bit unnerving and totally maddening, if you ask me.
Why can’t we just give the one day Holiday it’s justice, and celebrate Thanksgiving the whole 24 hours instead of, oh I don’t know, getting the entire day done in like 5 hours??
I don’t mean to be grumpy and whiny about this – but it all seems a bit hyperactive and chaotic. Why can’t we just do Turkey Day that day, and that’s it? Why must Christmas be mixed in too?? Afterall, there’s usually one full month leading up to the Grand Daddy of All Holidays.
As a child, Christmas was the highlight of my year/life and I was blessed to come from a family that made this holiday a big deal. But now as an adult, it has become somewhat of a turn-off. Too much commercialism, and not enough heart at the center of it all.
Call me Mr. Scrooge (spelling?) but I’ve got a bit of a bah-humbug in me when it gets to be this time of year. Yes, in a sense Christmas is beautiful and magical, but in so many other ways it’s Disney on crack.
We celebrate the birth of Christ how? By baking cookies, sending out cards, spending lots of money on gifts, and drinking and eating until we need a gym membership come New Years from all the partying we’ve done.
Yes I know I’m painting a pessimistic picture but I don’t think I’m that far off base.
I will have to see when the “Christmas spirit” strikes this year. Right now, my eyes are rolling.