I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy. Yesterday three ghosts visited me while I slept and told me that I should give away my vast fortune and stop saying Bah Humbug. I tried to tell them that they got the wrong guy and that I don’t have any money, but they kept showing me visions of sad, British people. So anyway, that was my night. But that terrible, Charles Dickens inspired anecdote aside, today is Christmas and I want to celebrate that!
I don’t know how everyone is feeling about Christmas this year but I have a feeling that many people might be like me. I’m a huge fan of Christmas and I’d even go as far as to say it’s my favorite holiday. But this year the holiday spirit really isn’t there. It probably has something to do with this ongoing pandemic and the fact that many people aren’t able to get together for Christmas this year. Or the fact that 2022 is right around the corner and my mind is still stuck in March 2020. Or maybe there is a whole factor of things that make Christmas feel a little hollow. It’s ok to feel completely exhausted and not totally in the mood this Christmas. I’m right there with you.
But I don’t want to be a bummer. I am excited for Christmas. I’m excited to see my friends and family. I’m excited to share gifts, eat some good food, and have a special holiday weekend. Leading up to Christmas I even watched a few Christmas movies including The Muppet Christmas Carol and Elf, both fantastic movies. And I’ve been listening to Christmas music. I’m doing little things that raise my spirits and give me a bit of holiday cheer. Maybe that’s what this year’s Christmas is all about. It’s a more low-key Christmas that doesn’t have to be big and flashy. Because if I learned one thing from Charlie Brown Christmas is that it’s the tiny, sentimental tree that’s more important than the large, flashy, aluminum trees. Christmas can just be hanging out on the coach, eating takeout, and watching TV or it can be all those big holiday traditions. It can be whatever you want it to be. So if you’re feeling Christmas this year, great! And if you’re not, also great! Just try not getting too stressed out about the season and enjoy as much of it as you can.
Was that a good meaning behind Christmas? Did I ramble on too long? Did the message kind of get lost in all of that? Maybe, maybe, and maybe. I’m just happy it’s Christmas even though this year is a strange Christmas and I’m going to be spending the rest of the day trying to soak up as much Christmas cheer as possible. Just a reminder that I’m still on my holiday break through the new year, but I do have my annual lists of best Poems and best Writing Prompt Pieces which will be coming out between now and New Year’s Eve!
Thank you so much for all the love and support and I hope you have a wonderful holiday season! Merry Christmas!
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