This post is written in conjunction with the 30 Days of Writing, a blog challenge devised by Nicky and Mike at “We Work For Cheese.” I’ll be participating throughout the month of June. If interested, you can see my post with the details of the challenge.
Please note that some of these posts will be serious, some will be normal, and some will be an attempt at humor.
I’m not sure where to go with this one, so it might be a short one.
I can honestly say I don’t remember a bad Christmas. The holiday has always been a good one for my family. Well, sans the one year (and I don’t even remember this — I’ve only heard about it in stories) where one of my brothers apparently peeked at presents and once Christmas morning came he wasn’t surprised.
The one year Christmas was supposed to suck — the first without my father — actually was a good one. See, my father was a big kid when it came to Christmas. So the day was a little somber at first, but we had memories of him and it ended up being a fun day.
I’ve never experienced the bad family Christmas where the crazy uncle comes and parks his RV on your lawn. I think it’s always been one of those holidays where our family gets together and it’s not so bad. It’s Christmas, after all.
As a kid, presents, of course, were how you judged a Christmas. And I always thought our parents (or Santa!) hooked us up pretty well. It wasn’t as if you got done, had a temper tantrum and kicked things over.
I’ve heard stories of other people and bad days for this holiday. Whether it’s something personal or petty, there are stories. And it’s sad to hear. I have always enjoyed the feeling of Christmas. It’s a wonderful time of the year and it’s hard — at least for me — to not be slightly cheery. Even going through it this past year being unemployed, it was a way to be away from the real world and such.
The colors, the glitz and everything else makes it cheery.
Now, I understand not everyone celebrates Christmas. So this might not pertain to them at all.
For me, Christmas is a way to have a nice day with family and celebrate what we do have. The gift-giving is fun, but I truly do enjoy the other aspects of the holiday and have a very hard time thinking of them as bad times — or as the worst Christmas ever.
As for this topic — I had to cover it based on the 30 Days of Writing Challenge. I will say this, however — it is extremely difficult writing about Christmas and all when it’s the beginning of summer and warm as can be outside!
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