My Love/Hate Relationship with Christmas.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Let me preface this post by saying that Christmas Eve is - hands down - my favorite day of the year. For the record, I also get really into the holiday spirit by the time December 17th rolls around. Until then? Um, yeah, not so much.

You see, I will always be that girl who audibly groans when Target puts out the Christmas decorations smack dab in the middle of Halloween. I will always be the girl who prefers to shop online to avoid one of my least favorite combinations in this world: chaos and consumerism. Oh, and I will never, ever be the girl who gets excited to throw on a scarf and drink a holiday flavored Starbucks beverage. It's just not who I am.

And don't even get me started on Santa. Big guy, you know I love you, BUT... Honestly what are we doing to children? It's like we scare them into thinking some Big Brother type is watching them, judging them and keeping track of every little thing they do wrong. And the worst part is that I do it, too. I pulled this crap on a kid I was babysitting earlier this week. I had to later tell him that Santa loves kids and understands that we all make mistakes. As if Christmas wasn't anxiety inducing enough without the threat of no presents.

All that said, I still love the magic, the possibility and the excitement of the holiday season. I just happen to like it all after December 17th. ;)

Whenever it is you start feeling the holiday love, I hope these are only the happiest of days for you and your family.