Holidays


Today’s blog topic: Which holiday traditions do you like/dislike?

The dead Santa society: deflated Xmas decorations on the lawn (makes me want to outline them in chalk)

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.

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2 thoughts on “Holidays

  1. I like the lights (we are going to see Cherry St in Mesa on Friday night). I like the music (our multi-church choir has five concerts this month). I like the snow when we go somewhere to see it and can then come back here. I like to give gifts to loved ones. I like the friendliness of the season.

    I do not like parties so much (except family ones). I don’t like the commercialism of season.

    I love your phrase above “the dead Santa society.” That is hilarious.

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