Hey gang! So first off, I have yet to snap a Christmas-y picture, so I know my main photo doesn’t quite match. But then again hardly any of my photos ever make sense. You get me? But December is here and so are the holidays. Today I’m sharing my thoughts and why I like & dislike Christmas.
I suppose a gift guide is a more acceptable and approachable subject, but I can’t make myself share a bunch of objects so you’ll spend more money. I notice the older I get, the more thoughtful I get about certain holidays and what it means to me. As a child, Christmas was full of joy, magic, wonderment, and family. As an adult, Christmas is full of chaos and stress.
I do like sharing my opinions (sometimes a little too much, ha!) but this subject is dear to me. So I gathered a little list of reasons why I like and dislike Christmas. P
Why I Dislike the Holidays:
Now I want to make it clear, it’s not the holidays itself I don’t like. In fact I love the holidays! You have this beautiful, holy/sacred holiday and people turn it into something shallow and stressful. They go crazy and out of their minds into crazy debt, buying useless because they think their family or child needs the biggest, shiniest toy or object. They stress themselves to death, surrounding themselves with unhealthy people (aka, family that’s not great) while going from 0-100 in their calendars.
People pack their schedules crazy full, driving here and there for the right decorations, meals, parties etc. I never see anyone actually enjoy themselves. Aren’t the holidays suppose to be joyful and relaxing? Aren’t parents suppose to feel great about being with their children rather than feel like crap because they can’t afford the hottest toys? No human being should feel less than because they can’t afford presents.
Now one issue I really dislike is the “giving.” I truly love all charities, soup kitchens, donations. It’s admirable how people give and care during this time. But once the holidays are over, those same people are complaining about the very charities they gave to. The giving and caring ends once January hits. People simply turn a blind eye again because the time of giving is over.
Okay, I’m done venting now.
Why I like the Holidays:
With all that venting out of the way, I can actually share the positive now. Believe it or not, I’m a positive person I swear lol. There’s an air of excitement and joy when Christmas approaches. Everyone’s more festive, loving, and giving. There’s more time for family and friends. I love the festivities and parties, dressing up in ugly santa sweaters and eating yummy cookies. Why are Christmas cookies so much more delicious?
But for real, I look forward to this time of merriment and love. I know at times I may bash the holidays, but I really just like to complain lol. Everything feels more magical, knowing people around the world are celebrating some sort of fun, yearly holiday. That’s what’s really cool. Every culture or country shares a similar day or week. For some it’s 12 days of Christmas, or Yule Time, or Krampus Day.
I really want to experience Krampus day. I really really do.
So why am I sharing all this with you?
Because this is a time of love and joy, and I see people killing themselves or harming others to make it perfect or meet some expectation. Perhaps if we let go of that mindset and incorporated the joys of Christmas into everyday life, imagine how wonderful the world would be.
We shouldn’t wait for this one time of the year to spend with the ones we love, or party it up with ugly sweaters and gifts. We should just do it everyday.
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What do you think? What are your thoughts on Christmas? I’d love to hear them!