Friday, December 18, 2009

Where is my Christmas Cheer?

PLEASE ENTER MY GIVEAWAY! ---pretty please--- with a cherry on top, and whipped cream, and sprinkles... It is my very first one, and if I feel like this one is worthwhile I will have more.

you can find it here

So I am not sure why, but I just am not as excited and thrilled by Christmas this year as I am most years. I LOVE Christmas! I love Christmas music, and lights, and trees... and I love buying presents for people, and I don't even mind braving the mall this time of year- even though THIS year I was able to buy ALL of our presents from etsy, and some things for myself as well. Partially I wonder if I am just to busy between Etsy, Autumn, Roller Derby, Working for my dad...

Usually I play Christmas music constantly as soon as it seems reasonable- I think usually Thanksgiving is acceptably the beginning of Christmas festivities- but this year we STILL have not put up our tree! We haven't even decided on a theme (last year it was "new baby" and the year before that was "pirate"). It will go up tomorrow because I need to start wrapping presents and if the tree isn't up I will not have any place to put them.

I also love snow.

And I love the peppermint brownies from Starbucks (but I am on a diet right now that does not allow them). I love Turkey.

I love the traditions of Christmas.

I love the false joy that comes from pretty packages, excellent marketing, and obscene commercialism. I mean, I am a true hypocrite as I am not a religious or even spiritual person and I celebrate this holiday so voraciously.

But, for everyone, whichever religion you follow-or don't- HAPPY HOLIDAYS.

Enjoy the season, it only comes once a year, and pretty soon we all have to turn that Christmas music off.


  1. I love the picture of the Christmas tree!

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a New year filled with life's blessings!

  2. Happy Holidays to you too :)

    Take pics for us if you get your tree up!

  3. maybe you're feeling a little overkill from last year. Running around after a baby, I think, would burn anyone out! I hope you have fun putting up your tree. I don't have a tree up, with DH not around didn't feel in the mood, but yesterday bought a new ornament, like I do every year. {:-Deb

  4. That's a "Charlie Brown" Christmas tree! We have friends who have a tree that looks exactly like that!

  5. I didn't get the full hit of the Christmas spirit this year until I was wrapping up my honey's presents, and realized I'd gotten him something he'll really really love. That's what Christmas--or, I suppose, really Xmas, since I'm not the least bit religious either;)-- has always been about for me, sharing joy with the people I love, and cheer with everyone I see. I hope you get your full dose of Xmas cheer this year, too!:D

  6. Happy Holidays to you and your family!