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Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas? Really?

My blog is being scraped again.  If you are reading this on a website other than you are reading a stolen copy of my content.

I can not believe that it is the week before Christmas.  I usually love Christmas.  Seriously love it.  I will start playing Christmas music in August.  No, I'm not kidding just ask my sister!  I decorate early and try to leave it up until February.  I made it to the beginning of February one year and then Steven demanded that it come down!  lol

This year?  Nothin'.  I am not feelin' it.  I haven't played Christmas music.  I have only put up the tree and that was grudgingly.  No other decorations.

So, what is up?  I don't know.  I am just not looking forward to it.  I know that I am in a bit of a funk and maybe that is it.  I feel bad for the kids though.

When I said that we weren't going to put up the tree they each said, "That's okay mom, we don't have to have a tree this year."  Talk about shaming me into it!  We put it up.  But let me tell you, there was no merriment while we were doing it.

I am going to get coal this year I just know it.  And I deserve it.

Now, don't get me wrong.  I love Jesus.  I love that He came down as a precious baby and took on human flesh so that He could save us from our sins.  I just don't want to celebrate the man-made holiday this year.

Maybe that's the problem.  The commercialization of the holiday is driving me crazy.  It is making me angry actually.  I don't want to shop because I don't want to give my money to support the idea that you have to have all that stuff to be happy and celebrate Christ's birth.

ugh I have to stop talking about it.  I am getting cranky all over again!

btw-I am not done Christmas shopping.  Even though I don't want to 'have' Christmas the rest of my family does.  Imagine that!


Unknown said...

I'm so with you! There are years that I just don't want to deal with it all as well. However I do keep my clock that chimes Christmas songs on the hour up all year (although people usually steal the batteries after a while lol.)

Anonymous said...

I hear ya on this one. :) I want the kids to have a nice holiday - but living on the beach with 60 degree weather - its a bit hard to have that mountain winter wonderland. . . The tree is up, the roses are blooming, the grass is green. Both boys have said they don't want toys for Christmas this year, they'd rather have pocket money. I'd rather give them 20 dollars than go and find 4 5 dollar gifts. :) So - It will be a weird Christmas Morning!

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

We used to be over the top Christmas Celebrators...then our focus and traditions began to subtly change. We WANT our kids to learn to give, and love the family gift exchange - but like you we felt that it wasn't needed to celebrate Jesus. Last year we made 25 Dec a Birthday Party for Jesus. We still have young ones so we were able to really let ourselves go on this one. LOL We did a family gift exchange on 1 jan. The stress of "gifts for Christmas" was gone, we focused on Jesus on Christmas, we still had a family gift exchange. This year the older ones and Mike asked for the same thing again. I think we have a new tradition. LOL