Friday, December 26, 2008

And the beat goes on...

The Christmas beat that is. How many times have you heard preachers, pundits and pontificators decree that we should carry the spirit of Christmas with us all year long. Tell me, who could actually stand it?!

Think about it--how could you spend an entire year worrying about what presents or token gifts to buy; or who to buy for; or what foods to prepare; or who to invite; or what charity is the most deserving; or what outfit in your closet is the most festive; or when to send the Christmas cards out and who to send them to; and then of course, the struggling and juggling your budget and keeping your sanity throughout. If you pause to wonder, "Am I really enjoying this?" then you have lost the "spirit".

Bah Humbug! Sometimes it's hard to maintain the spririt of Christmas through Christmas!

But then, there are all the smiling faces on friends and family. And, all the genuine holiday cheer as we celebrate being together for the sole purpose of having a good time.

"I wouldn't give up Christmas for a million bucks,
but I wouldn't give you a plug nickel to make
it any longer!"

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