I wish it could be Christmas everyday!
OK, so I do not wish it could be Christmas every day. But… This is my time of year. Some people love Spring, some Halloween, and some of us, just love Christmas.
And a lot of people are just plain Grinch like about it.
Now, I get it to an extent, not all people want to see posts about Christmas, trees, decorations and egg nog all year. That’s ok. I do not want to see posts about animal cruelty, vegan and vegetarian posts and those that denounce meat eaters as evil. I just scroll past. I have no problem with what my friends post, but if I don’t want to see it, I just do not look. It’s their prerogative if that is what they want to share on their time lines, and if I want to place a million dancing elves on mine, I am going to do so.
I don’t expect, yet encounter, the same kind of Scrooge’s every time-and it is the usual people every time. They moan about the fact that it isn’t December yet, how they don’t need to see it and aren’t interested.
And I will agree to an extent-the shops do start stocking Christmas things on their shelves earlier and earlier each year. However, that’s handy for those of us who live on a budget and spread the cost of all holidays-not just this seasonal one, all year round.
But when it comes to the season of goodwill, if you don’t like it, don’t look. It’s that simple.
My favourite band-yes I have one, and yes, it is THAT Hanson, have released a new album of festive music, and the thing that has been touched upon by some of my friends, is that there are complaints that there are too many religious songs on it.
Too much Christianity. On a Christmas Album.
Now, excuse me while I sit myself down with my shock and what the hell were they expecting response to this.
Yes, Christmas is all about the presents, the goodwill to all men and spending time together. But ultimately Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Now, I am not about to go all religious on you. Firstly, because I am not overly religious myself. Secondly, because there has to be some common sense applied somewhere-the Story Of Christmas is a religious one, and therefore, music on the subject will have that undertone to it.
Now, as a parent, I am trying to raise a child that is not materialistic, and all about the presents, although I know that really, that is what a small boy is going to be focused on. So, I have told my almost three year old a watered down and understandable for his age version of the story of Christmas. He will attend a carols service-because they are pretty by Candlelight, fun, and festive.
We all need some happiness and fun in our lives.
And I will be posting about it online. All of it.
And if you don’t like it? Bah humbug.