As the "Holidays" approach, I can't help but noticing one particular "Holiday" that is disappearing from the public consciousness. I have been tip-toeing around the topic now for the last 3 or 4 years, but I think I am done with that now. I am putting on size 12 stomping boots because I want Christmas back.
Take your "Holiday" and shove it.
Christmas has turned into just "Spendfest". - Now that Christmas has been removed from the equation, having been diluted down to just another generic "Holiday", I am not even sure spending money on presents is appropriate. July 4th is a holiday, and we don't buy anybody presents then, do we? We buy firecrackers.
How am I supposed to know what I should do for the generic December Holiday? Generic December Holiday means nothing to me. Maybe the proper tradition for Generic December Holiday is to split town. Head somewhere tropical.
In fact, that actually makes more sense than to run around like a crazy person in the rain and snow spending money at stores which consider the real name of Generic December Holiday, or Christmas, to have the same status as select four-letter-words; you can say them when you are among friends, but same utterances in a public setting is considered improper.
So, this year I am going seek out and spend my money only at those stores which have Christmas. Holiday blah blah, will not find any place under my Christmas tree this year, or any other year for that matter. I will also avoid any sort of pathetic, pandering PC pollution. Now there's an area that could use a extremely restrictive cap-and-trade program.
Merry Christmas, The birthday of Jesus Christ