Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas

So what do you think of the new Christmas issue about being politically correct that has arisen this year? My boss had me working Christmas Eve night and all the customers whom I wished a Merry Christmas responded, not with the new phrase meant not to offend, but with a jovial "Merry Christmas," further spreading their joy, found one month out of the twelve that we call our year. I, personally, have been raised knowing the true values of Christmas and why we celebrate. Ever since who-knows-when, people have been obsessed with the commercial aspect of Christmas, so that instead of the Christian holiday that it is, it has become a holiday in which people give gifts, people receive gifts, and eat this huge holiday feast, thinking about how they are going to use that new tool set, or when they are going to have time to install that new car stereo given to them by Aunt Myra. So the asshole who took offense to a "Merry Christmas" directed at him needs to take a step back and look at the reason this holiday is celebrated. It is, whether society wants to believe is or not, the birthday of Jesus Christ. The well wish of "Happy Holidays," in my opinion, can be flushed down the toilet because, it seems, no one is giving up their merry Christmases.
Another thing about Christmas is it tends to bring out the best, and the worst in some people. Everyone gets together with their families for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Tension is running high, oftentimes there is a family crisis occurring. I know that I used to enjoy spending my Christmases at home, watching movies, drinking hot cocoa, checking out your loot, ect. ect. Now that my mother has remarried, and my (wicked) stepmother has kicked me out of my father's house (now claiming that she didn't mean what she said), I spent the second consecutive year with my new family, (Mom's husband's family) and I really enjoyed it this year, along with the sweet satisfaction of telling my father that I had no desire to spend Christmas with him. It might be a hassle to run from house to house but it's worth it to spend time with people who love me for me.
Hope you all had a merry Christmas, and may your new year be prosperous.