I have started this multiple times. I have so much to say and mostly I am so baffled at why people are against the Christmas season!! So, here’s part 1.
Honestly, I don’t know where to start. One issue is all the people making sure to complain about celebrating Christmas for anything other than the birth of Christ. To you I say, quite simply, get over yourself and do some research. Oh yes, this makes me a heathen, blah, blah, blah! Seriously though. Any time we can come together with each other and be full of kindness and gratitude and giving, it’s a GOOD thing! I really love this verse from Gene Autry’s version of Here Comes Santa Claus—
“Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, right down Santa Claus Lane
He’ll come around when chimes ring out that it’s Christmas morn’ again
Peace on Earth will come to all if we just follow the light
So let’s give thanks to the lord above, ’cause Santa Claus comes tonight
Oh, I’ll revisit this. In the meantime, use your good Christian heart to be inclusive and spread good cheer as opposed to spouting off about your amazing personal relationship with God, especially since you have Christmas presents.
Nextly (why can’t this be a word?), all the Grinch’s. Why do you care how early people decorate? Why do you care when the stores put Christmas decor out? Why does it matter when anyone listens to or plays Christmas music? And this whole no Christmas until after Thanksgiving. Good Lord don’t get me started. Thanksgiving is being thankful for the bountiful harvest. Eat your food and remember to be thankful, I’m thinking you might be glossing over that. I gotta say your bitching is bringing the world down way, way more than people being festive early! I’m serious. Are you pissing and moaning about all the bathing suits coming out in February?
Here’s what I hear from people…..The commercialism ruins Christmas. Or the people in their life are unappreciative. They get depressed or sad at Christmas. Etcetera, etcetera. You get the idea. My simple response to this is similar to above, get over yourself and make Christmas what you want it to be! You are in charge of your life. Create the Christmas you want!! Allow the amount of commercialism into your celebration as you want. If you don’t want to exchange gifts with people, tell them. If they don’t get on board or can’t support you, it might be time to reconsider who you are celebrating with. Plan a dinner and invite your favorite people! If you are depressed at Christmas, I am sorry. I think that maybe taking stock in what is making you depressed is a good place to start. If it’s a group of people causing your depression, I’m sorry to be blunt, but maybe these aren’t your people. Find new people. If you don’t have new people, go do some service. A little perspective can really help out. Finally, remember Christmastime is about all things positive and happy!!!
Create the Christmas that is correct for you! My Christmas is in my heart year round! I randomly listen to Christmas music at any time of year, when I want to be sparkly, need a pick me up or just have that Christmas spirit burst out! I would love to get my tree November 1st!!! We still get a live tree so that doesn’t really work. I have twinkly lights up in my house year round! I love the light, the sparkle and the happy they bring! I love the decorations and the warmth. I absolutely LOVE baking year round and especially at Christmastime!! I love having people over for dinner or dessert, just to hang out and be together. I love the togetherness, the warmth and kindness.
So, as my new shirt says “Grinch, don’t kill my vibe!” Rethink your situation. Make your Christmas what you want it to be! Quit yer bitchin’.
Part 2………How I found Hygge. The feeling of Christmas year round! My life is changed!