Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Meaning of Christmas
I love the holiday season. I love holiday music, holiday food, gift giving, decorating, and all the other fun things that come along with the holidays. However, I feel like certain holidays have lost their meaning. I turned to one of my XM stations the other day only to find that it had been switched to the "Holly" station. Like I said, I love Christmas music. My favorite song is probably "Silent Night"but I would enjoy the song even more if it was played in December. Also, have you heard of stores opening their doors early this year? As if 2 am isn't early enough the day after Thanksgiving. No, now stores want you to have the pleasure of eating Thanksgiving dinner and then rushing out at 8pm to shop...on a holiday. Is that really what the holidays have come to be about: shopping? I was talking to my husband this morning about it and asked him if he remembered what he got last year for Christmas. He remembered a few things only because he uses them regularly Neither one of us could think of what he got me for Christmas let alone what other people got us. It really makes me sad to think that shopping and gifts are all people are thinking about around the holidays. Don't get me wrong, I to enjoy receiving gifts, but it's not what I look forward to.