It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I saw this cartoon recently:

Santa and Turkey duke it out

I get it. I do. It seems the Christmas merchandise come out earlier and earlier every year. This year I saw holiday stuff in the stores in September. It does seem a little early.

But then, I love Christmas. I love Christmas –

What’s not to love?

Twinkly lights – Love.
Glitter crusted ornaments – Love.
Parties, Parties, and more Parties – Love.
Sentimental music that makes me swoon – Love.
Gift giving as the official language of adoration – Love.
Magic and spirituality mixed into one potent cocktail sure to make you dizzy with gushy romantic happiness – Seriously, LOVE.

And that, my friends, is a lot of love.

And I’ll further admit that I don’t so much adore Thanksgiving. Let me clarify, I do love the concept – a day set aside for reflection and gratitude and recognizing the hand of God in our lives. Awesome.

It’s the ritual celebration that gets me though: working for hours, and hours, and HOURS – cleaning & cooking, only to eat yourself into a lazy stupor that causes you to crash for no less than two and a half days, only to wake up with a nightmare reality of a giant mess to clean up . . .

Lame.

Plus, turkey’s just not my thing.

So, it may be the bottom of November, but this is what I’ve been thinking about lately:

1 Comment

  1. Morgen on November 14, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Boo!:) you just need to make thanksgiving easier…we’ve started going to Chuck a rama and a movie…easy breezy and no clean up!:)

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