Saturday, November 17, 2012

Thanksgiving Before Christmas? Who Cares As Long As There's Pie!

Seriously?  It's already time for the next question?  I haven't even responded to the comments from the last post yet.  Let's just get on with it, shall we?

Carrie's amazing contest is still happening and it's not too late to join in, although I really hope you don't.  Because that means the odds stay in our favor.  The few of us who were smart enough to participate.  And this weeks question is:

How do you feel about the holidays this time of the year, particularly the ever-melding of ThanksChristgivmasing that is continually being 'pushed' more and more each year?

My opinion is, I don't care.  I know this isn't the popular answer and to that, I also don't care.  As a matter of fact, I kind of appreciate the reminder that Christmas is right around the corner.  And I'll tell you why.  I'm that idiot who thinks they have all the time in the world to get their Christmas shopping done.  And then, guess what?  I'm at the mall on Christmas Eve, shouldering my way through the crowds in a panic trying to recall if a Victoria's Secret gift card is an appropriate gift for my 7 year old niece or if I could get away with re-gifting a dildo that was only used once for an online review.  I wouldn't re-gift that to my niece, of course.  That would just be absurd. 

I like Thanksgiving and I like Christmas.  Both of them represent a time of year to reflect on what we're thankful for, what we're blessed with and to appreciate the people and creatures in our lives that we adore and love.  This is what I think about when I hear Jingle Bells being played through the speakers at the mall.  I don't think about the commercialism of Christmas or the obligations or the money that I'm required to spend.  I DO think about the people in my life who will appreciate the small (very small) tokens of love I'll send them to show that they've been in my thoughts and that I care about them.

I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving.  Spending it with my family who I love like nothing else in the world and who drive me crazy like nothing else in the world.  For me, Thanksgiving and Christmas are both a time to celebrate the things we hold most dear.  Family, friends, loves, our beliefs.  In my opinion the sooner we start up the band to remind us of what's important to us, the better.  How can that be a bad thing?