Hey, its Christmas time. You have a favorite Christmas tune? Is it “White Christmas?” “Let it Snow?” “Silent Night?” Yes to all of the above. My favorite is of course, “The Christmas Song”, by Nat King Cole. I have to admit I like most every Christmas song, the secular ones, the religious ones, the ear-splitting ones – we’re looking at you Rudolph and your drummer boy friend too.
It’s Christmas time. It comes but once a year. People are usually a bit nicer to each other. You do Christmas parties. You get presents. You spend time with family and friends. What’s not to like? Well, there are a few things…
When it comes to gifts, you believe it’s the thought that counts, and most people will think you are cheap if they see the Clearance sticker on their present, which is why you LOVE black Sharpies. They can be counted on to fully black out the $4.99 on the bottom of that seashell vase from Pier One. Hey, why pay retail to still give an awesome gift? You just make sure the gift recipient can see part of the original price of $89 so they feel like you “shelled” out a lot of cash.
Then there are those holiday sweaters (a perfect gift for someone you don’t like) – Ugly!
How about fruit cake, easily the most hated cake in the existence of baking. It’s dense, overly sweet and surprisingly heavy for its size. Sure, some people like this seasonal baked good, but we don’t really trust them. Who in their right mind wants to eat something that tastes that bad and can shatter someone’s front window should you choose it over a brick.
And finally, gift wrapping, uggh. Thought you were saving money when you bought the wrapping paper from Wal Mart. Of course, you didn’t foresee that it was as thin as rice-paper on a crash diet. After tearing the corners on every box you wrapped, you had to wrap everything AGAIN. This means ten gifts took 42 rolls of paper. You lost the tape, only to later find it stuck to your butt. Buy Dollar Store bags. DUH. You love the environment, so why cut down more trees when THIS Christmas wrapping paper can later be used to pick up dog poop or for other household chores ?
Ok, it’s the big day; you open gifts, hug, and kiss. Later you hug friends and relatives, have Christmas dinner and then, secretly plan the rest of your day. You celebrate Christmas the only way you know how: by ignoring those family and friends and watching NFL and NBA games from noon until night. Celtics-Knicks. Warriors-Cavs. Ravens-Steelers. Bulls-Spurs. T-Wolves-Thunder. Broncos-Chiefs. Clips-Lakers. These marquee match-ups are what Christmas is really all about. Isn’t it??
Thanks for reading - Merry Christmas!!!
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