I have never been less interested in Christmas in my entire life.
(My Christmas spirit vs. My neighbour’s Christmas spirit)
Actually, that’s not true. This year is the second crappiest Christmas, with the first being the year I worked at Below the Belt in West Edmonton Mall. Nothing kills holiday spirit like cranky, stressed shoppers, a commercialized Christmas, and Mariah Carey’s Christmas album on repeat. The final death blow that year was having to work the fitting room station on Boxing Day. But I digress…
I’m not gonna turn this into a “woe-is-me” post, but lately my life has been less than satisfying. I’m frustrated with my lack-of-job situation, and incredibly sad about certain things in my personal life. So my Christmas spirit tank is running on empty.
But it’s not just me.
I’ve had many conversations with friends and family, and I’m surprised that there’s just a prevailing attitude of “meh” when it comes to Christmas this year. I figure the fault lies with one of two things: either it’s the recession or H1N1.
For me, I’ve decided to focus on my usual Christmas traditions. Watch It’s A Wonderful Life, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and the original How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Bake and decorate cookies. Consume boxes of Toffifee. And spend as much time with family as possible.
I hope everyone has a merry Christmas this year, surrounded by all the things that make their Christmases wonderful!
(My blog titles are song titles. Today’s is obviously an “oldie but goodie”, but the version I love is by the amazing Canadian jazz pianist, Oscar Peterson)