Today’s blog topic: Which holiday traditions do you like/dislike?
The holiday “traditions” that I like are hanging holiday lights. I love the lights, I think they make the whole season magic. I also love the holiday concerts and classical music. I like winter and the beautiful snow, the weather changes and the wintry sky. I like getting together with family and friends, and thanking people with whom I work and live. I like holiday parties, and I like getting to dress up for them. I like how the world is cold but filled with twinkling lights, and the night feels special and enchanted.
However, since I am not religious, I do not like that aspect being shoved in my face. If you believe in that, fine, but don’t expect me to. For me it’s on par with believing in Santa Claus, but that’s just my opinion. I do not like the insipid Christmas music, you know, the Muzak kind of sappy junk. And I do not like the gross commercialism and the push to get people to spend spend spend.
So, I enjoy the holiday season, but it wouldn’t take much for me to be persuaded to be out on the road during this time of year. After all, home is where the heart is, and as long as there is a glowing fireplace and cozy company, I want to be there.