Wednesday, December 3, 2008

This is my excited about Christmas post!

I am such a Christmas junkie. Last month I even watched Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (aka my favorite Christmas movie of all time). Today I started pulling decorations out of the attic, only to disappoint myself and put them back. My house is not in top condition to start putting out the decor, so now I have this firm objective to do some Christmas cleaning.

Everyone I know can vouch for me that I am completely entrenched in the spirit of Christmas and anything else that Christmas even remotely relates to. And I must say that Christmas is probably the single reason that I endure winter at all and don't spend the whole season in Australia (where it's summer). It is the shining light of the gray, wet, dreary, and utterly horrible grotesqueness that is winter in Seattle. And, no, I am not exaggerating.

I love shopping for people. I love Christmas sales. I love Christmas trees. I love Christmas music! I love Christmas movies. I love all the decorations. I love the general good nature that it brings out in people (with the exception of Black Friday). Even the hasty deterioration of generosity in our culture seems to go in reverse for a few short weeks. I love the time with family. I love how Christmas commercialism saturates our entire society all the way down to its core and there is no way to escape it. I know that some of these things are why many people feel the exact opposite of me, but what can I say. I am taken with it.

This will be Judah's first Christmas, which will make it even more memorable. I can't wait! And now, I have some Christmas cleaning to tackle.

3 comments:

Kat said...

That is my favorite Christmas movie! My 2nd favorite is "It's a Wonderful Life". Christmas isn't Christmas until I've seen those.

Ricky said...

Good Lord, I know. You made me sit down and watch it with you every christmas. And if we had a solid copy of it's a wonderful life, I probably would have had to see that every singe year for the past 22 as well. :)

But it sure was fun spending time with you. It seems we get too busy the rest of the year to sit down, eat some unhealthy things, and watch something jolly together.

Rosemary Ochs said...

I am actually not a big fan of It's a Wonderful Life. I didn't watch the entire thing until last year or the year before, and I wasn't that impressed. Most likely since it was so built up though.

My other favorite that I would love to watch with you is Santa Clause is coming to Town. I'm a sucker for the claymation...