The Grinch

It is common knowledge that I completely abhor the holiday’s. It is something that has always been a natural hate for me; one I did not have to work at. It was not until recent years that I have realized I could seriously do without the month of December. 

You might say I am Ebenezer Scrooge, or the Grinch (except I do not steal presents). It is not that I hate the jolly old fat man, or the cheerfulness that the holiday’s give some people. It is that people put too much stress on themselves and have an image of what the holiday should be. 

Maybe I am alone in this, but I think it should be a time of appreciation and reconnecting with those you have lost touch with over the year. I love Thanksgiving because that is usually the one day that people make time for each other and there is no expectation of more. If only December could be like that, then it would be fun. I am not one to rush out and fight the masses, or even go all out in giving everyone I know a gift of some kind, but too many people who “love” Christmas are depressing to talk to during the holiday’s.  Good lord, no wonder people go into debt at the end of the year. 

If you are wondering, I was not a big fan of Christmas, even as a kid. I remember looking forward to helping Mom with the tree and then by the time I was 13, I was doing it by myself. It kind of took the fun out of it, but she wanted it up and so did my twin. Dad, however, could have done without but always went along to make the rest of us happy.. until he did not. I might be a little more like him in that regard. 

At any rate, I have a tree this year. Happy fucking holiday’s! No, it is not a Charlie Brown Christmas tree, although, I was tempted to pick the smallest twig in the forest of pine trees, I did not. 

Are you a Grinch, or more like a Merrymaker? You know, someone who LOVES the holiday’s.

Holiday Movie

Lights and trees have already been up in many homes for a week now and December has just begun. I know several people who have already watched most of the holiday cartoon’s, and even some of the annual movies that hit the cable boxes this time of year. Granted, I realize that it is easy to stream video off of netflix, and other avenues, but satellite channels were playing movies on Thanksgiving. 

I am curious, have you watched some of them already, or do you want to wait until it is closer to the 25th when not even a grinch can deny the spirit of Christmas?

My second question, and I would like an response from anyone reading this, is which movie is your favorite?

To answer my own questions, I have not watched any of them yet, but I probably will at some point. My favorite movie would be Christmas Vacation and I still laugh throughout the movie, but especially when Aunt Bethany’s cat goes BOOM under the couch and then when the squirrel jumps out of the tree. Good lord, that movie is utter fucking chaos with a lot of bad luck, but it makes me laugh out loud! My favorite cartoon would be The Grinch, of course!