Hello and welcome to Day 23 of Blogmas 2018. Here’s a quick list of ten things I find very weird about Christmas. Got one of your own? Leave it in the comments below. And please keep it appropriate, of course.
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1. The song, Santa Baby.
Everytime this comes on the radio, the saint cringes and flips it off. It’s an odd bird. Yachts, duplexs and blank checks, oh my.
2. Fruit cake.
Enough said. Do a public service and use them to fill pot holes!
3. The song, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause.
Very weird hearing this as a believing kid. Very weird, indeed.
This seems like a sexual harassment filing just waiting to happen.
5. Shopping behavior.
Let me explain this one. People are distracted and appear to forget normal distance boundaries while Christmas shopping. People seem to forget “stay on the right” when walking in stores and malls. I’m guilty, too, when meandering between fellow shoppers, but please say an excuse me.
6. Black Friday.
This occurs right after Thanksgiving, the holiday when we’re supposed to be grateful for what we already have. The hypocrisy is real, folks.
7. The movie/song “The Christmas Shoes.”
I hate this movie and the song. It’s horribly sad and the whole premise is just largely depressing. It’s like being in a funeral on repeat. Kudos to you if you like it and it gives you something, but it’s not my cup of tea.
8. Jewelery store ads.
This and Valentine’s Day seems to be the times when jewelery stores like to guilt trip husbands into taking on large amounts of debt to purchase diamond tennis bracelets, necklaces and the like. It’s ridiculous and unloving. The pressure isn’t fair. Don’t do this to your spouse.
9. Temper tantrums.
Kids and adults both apply. Remember, ’tis better to give than to receive. Or my personal favorite: Suck it up, buttercup.
10. Elf on the Shelf.
I can’t stand the whole idea behind this. It’s like the NSA is sitting on your shelf. And it teaches kids to be good only when someone’s looking. What gives?
Honorable mention: The movie, The Christmas Story.
Yes, I know. It’s a classic, on repeat every year, how dare you not like it, kind of movie. I’m neutral towards it but would rather watch another Christmas classic, like The Grinch. I don’t get The Christmas Story. It’s like a series of vignettes into a young boy’s life. Is that the appeal? Or is it all the quotable lines and relatable life experiences? I don’t know. Until then, give me Dr. Seuss and Charlie Brown.
Join us tomorrow for Blogmas Day 24! Just two more days. Wowsers!