Thursday, December 2, 2010

Time to Celebrate

I love Christmas. I'm sure I'll be sharing with you the ways that I celebrate. With that in mind, I thought I'd take a minute to explain exactly what I'm celebrating.

I know Christmas is technically a Christian holiday. But, let's face it, it's also become a commercial holiday. I'm not going to debate the merits of any Christian faith. You believe what you like, I'll believe what I like, and we'll all be happy. Life's too short. 

If I am a disciple of anything - it's consumerism. So when it comes to Christmas - here's what I celebrate.

Lights and Decorations... I love them. Well, I love to decorate, period. This just gives me another excuse to change things up. As for lights - I just adore pretty things that sparkle.

Shopping!! I don't really think I need to elaborate any further. For the record though - mine is mostly done online or before the actual season starts. While I love shopping, I hate crowds of angry, stressed out people. That's what work is for.

Gifts... I love to give 'em. I love making people smile, especially little kids. I can barely contain myself waiting for other people to see the gifts I've picked out for them. 

Stuff!!! I'm an only child, my parents are divorced and I have no kids of my own. I get the best Christmas presents. It gets even better when I'm going through a rough time. So, to anyone who has made me cry or hurt my feelings - I thank you. I'll be thinking of you while I'm picking out my new Coach bag and filling it with my nook and new cell phone.

Hope... There is truly nothing better than a season built on the idea that dreams will come true, if you believeNothing.

Call me shallow or frivolous. Call me tainted or immature. Call me spoiled, if you like. You're still invited for Christmas dinner. The lights are on, and there will be a gift under the tree.

In this house, we believe.


  1. Fun post. All great reasons to celebrate. *raises large glass of heavily spike eggnog* Cheers!