Blogmas Day 8…and then….

So here we are at Day 8 of Blogmas. Got a really good shot of the carousel in the park and of course Grandpa’s John Deere Santa.

My new Anne Rice release came in yesterday, so I lost track of time this morning, reading in the tub, which is really just a second office, but as I said, I lost track of time in there and ended up having to have a conference call with my attorneys from the bathtub. Not a big deal. If we have ever spoken on the phone, I was either in the pool or the tub. Sorry…  I thought I had pulled the call off pretty well until I turned the hot water on just a tiny bit and I heard a voice say, “Are you in the tub?”  You got me.

As far as the Christmas thing goes, I am just not feeling that. It’s not that I’m a humbug it’s just the hypocrisy of it all. I have yet to hear more than one person talk about why you are celebrating Christmas. And then it hit me….these people aren’t celebrating the birth of their Christ, they’re celebrating Santa Claus. People are acting straight up crazy in the malls and shops, literally knocking people down in a rush to buy more stuff. I personally don’t need any stuff. I’m good.

This may not be a popular thing to say but I don’t really care. I don’t have a list of people to buy for. I have 3. They get Barnes and Noble gift cards. Done. And that is only because they are under the age of 5.

I’m still not even sure why Christmas Day is a Federal holiday. When do the other religions get a day off? And please don’t @ me telling me this is a Christian nation. It is not. Read your history books. I think I am just so sick of hearing how tight things are for people and yet they are out there going into debt so their kids can brag at school? What about the multitudes of people who choose feeding their children and putting a roof over their heads? Are these children “naughty” when Santa doesn’t come to their house?

Seems like a really unfair guy that Santa. Anyhow, that’s my opinion and you are more than welcome to yours. I just can’t help but wonder how many people out there shopping will be in church to celebrate what they say they are celebrating….

xxPP

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17 thoughts on “Blogmas Day 8…and then….

  1. Christmas to me is just another day to celebrate life. Living, breathing, laughing, crying. It just comes with extra lights and cool ornaments and a lot of sweet baking! Although, I guess if you think about it, I do a lot of that during the year, too…

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  2. Oh I so agree. I avoid the malls, as if they were filled with mindless zombies. I don’t understand where everyone is getting this sudden influx of cash to spend. It makes me think they are all going into debt to buy presents that will be forgotten by January 31, and then they have to spend the next year paying it off, so they can do it all over again. And everyone is SO mean and rude. I remember the Christmases of my childhood, when one spent time with family and received small, meaningful presents and ate lots of yummy treats. I miss those days.

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  3. Funny, but true. Its a sad reality, and society at large is so far gone- I’m good too by the way, don’t want nothing! lol Laughing at the part about the 3 that get gifts cards being under the age of 5 🙂

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  4. Are you trying to take away my federal holiday from me! I get Christmas Eve off as a paid holiday also! Damn you pirates always meddling in my business…p.s. I’ll leave a case of rum by the door for you 🙂

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing your pov. I love how you say that we are all welcome to our own (reminded me that acceptance is key ❤ ) Anyway, I think B&N gifts cards is a great gift.
    I love Christmas for the focus inwardly – and outwardly – on kindness, peace, and compassion. That is my solid foundation right about now. That and doing my best to forgive and take care of myself, and smile!
    Blessings, Pirate Patty!
    Debbie

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  6. Hi Piratepatty – lots of people are disillusioned with the commercialisation of festive days whether they be Christmas or some other occasion. Me? I love Christmas , but avoid the hype. It’s about family, Love, peace, happiness, sharing…and yummy, yummy food 🙂
    thank you for the follow – truly appreciate it. Have a fantastic 2017!

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