Thursday, November 29, 2007

"Forced fraternization" or "Is this Christmas?"

Moving on to the next subject...

It is not like I am Scrooge or something, but you know... All this hype and hysteria around Christmas, I can't get used to it. I don't want to get used to it either.

We were in a nearby town a couple of days ago. into the temples of shopping, and it is Santa's here, red garlands there and artificial snowflakes there.. Christmas-songs in every speaker, and signs with "Get this for Christmas!" and so on...

It's easy to be fooled, to believe that everything is about drinking glogg, buying Christmas-gifts to everyone, to clean your house until you could operate on the floor if that was necessary, and that along with all these things, that happy warm feeling will come down from up above and just plant itself in every home that has been good enough to spend enough cash...

It's easy to believe, that the feeling of belonging and sense of community will appear just by magic, once you sit there under the tree (okay, not under the Christmas-tree, but you get the pic, right?) and I can't help wondering how many are those who just feel tired when Christmas Eve comes and wants to get the hell out of the forced feeling of sense of community, with relatives they seldom meet, and have no connection to except the fact that they are related?

So you might say, or think, or even wonder, does this female version of "sayingsheisn'taScroogebutanywaysoundingalotlikeone" have any Christmas traditions at all?

The answer is "Yes."
The ship of forced fraternizing with people I couldn't care less about I jumped off long ago, I spend it with those I care about, a very few circle of relatives, later in the night with friends...


But... There is one special traditon, without it is is not officially Christmas... To come home in the night, walk into the livingroom without turning on any lights, sink down on the couch and listen to "Fairytale of New York."

Then, if is officially Christmas Eve...

2 comments:

Winkerdinkle Hooperflomp said...

"YOU SCUMBAG, YOU MAGGOT, YOU CHEAP LOUSY FAGGOT..."

yeah, nothing like some real feelings instead of the plastic reindeer mentality

Shirouz said...

He, he, yes, there's nothing like it. :)