its that time of year again…

Grumpy hates it too

I’m an admitted hater of all things Christmas. I just hate this holiday season. Commercialization of the holiday has blinded everyone to the true reason for the season(whatever that might be).  I still HATE Christmas.

Cookies and peppermint sticks. Little lights twinkling everywhere. The way every time you come inside from the cold; your glasses fog up and you can’t see for hours! Friends and family coming together only to argue about why they didn’t get what they wanted. Coats and scarves and glove. Oh my, gloves. I do so hate those. you cant grab onto anything to save your life, and you can barely move when you are all bundled up. The way it gets dark outside so early I feel like I have to go to bed at 5:30 pm.

Every year we send flimsy bits of cardboard with awful pictures on them to people we never see or speak to throughout the year. And every year we get flimsy bits of cardboard with awful pictures on them given to us which we then have to display in our homes in case the giver happens to drop by. Which is unlikely seeing as we haven’t seen or spoken to them all year. Decorations I don’t mind what people have inside their homes, as I don’t have to look at it. I’m talking about the stuff people decorate the outside of their homes with. As far as I can tell, there are two rules every outside decorator thinks they must obey: the lights must be the brightest you can find, and if they don’t flash and/or cause a hazardous distraction to drivers, you’ve not used enough. For preference, you should also create your own Nativity/Farm/North Pole with brightly lit animal structures too, for that added tackiness.

The Christmas season is a story of nuclear families huddled around the fireplace, all celebrating the same holiday in good cheer. Yet everyone’s supposed to have the same families around them, the same religious beliefs, and the same good things happen to them. this is hogwash. To me, a real Christmas spirit of loving, kindness and warmth would celebrate diversity, rather than bury it. What I’m saying is, it would be nice to remember is that not everyone is fortunate enough to have a life-partner, let alone a nuclear family, and that some people are really quite okay with that. Just like some people are okay with not having a Christmas tree, or being in a wheelchair, or whatever.

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