Wednesday, November 28, 2007

It's time

the annual I HATE CHRISTMAS!! tirade

I do not hate Jesus, nor do I begrudge his followers their happy time-- but dude at the risk of sounding like a little Pace Clone whose rants are here. I do despise the plastic shrinked wrapped greed/guilt fest that starts the second the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade ends. It makes my head hurt. I suppose it comes from growing up with Frakenmuth in my backyard.

Things I adore about the Winter Solstice:

ice skating
sledding
snow balls
real coco after said activities
Charlie Brown Christmas (on DVD avoid commercials*)
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (ibid)
candles
cedar greens
mistle toe--It's a parasite!!
real tree-- freshly killed by my boys
decorating cookies!!! (we have dinosaurs and VW bug cutters and we have Channukah shapes, we have CRAZY cookie cutters)
other kinds of bars and treats (like peppermint bark and peanut brittle--ho made toffee...mmmmmm)
buckeyes
my daddy's fudge
those little red berry ball wreathes
looking at (laughing) other people's tacky yard ornaments
cringing when my husband starts his tacky yard display (every year I try to decorate in a "classy pagan meets Pottery Barn" flavor and Petey goes for the "haven't quite out grown making the animated deer look like they are getting it on" phase

We must get the tree soon.


*I do like the Dolly Madison strawberry Zingers AND their commercials

2 comments:

Paul Orselli said...

Lisa says:

Tis the time to break out The Pogues album and listen to the Christmas in New York track. It's about an Irish couple spending Xmas in NY - she's in the hospitol after O.D.ing and he's in jail. My favorite verse:

You scumbag, you maggot
You cheap lousy faggot.
Happy Christmas my arse,
I pray it's your last.

This song always puts me in a good mood.

Daye said...

yes. and the St. Steven's Day Massacre by the Chieftans