Saturday, December 24, 2016
The Silliness of Christmas Only Traditions
Some things are special because they are reserved for certain occasions. Champagne toasts are saved to celebrate New Years eve, anniversaries, and ship launches, but generally aren't done on a nightly basis watching the evening news. Admittedly, many parts of my families Christmas celebrations or traditions defy common sense or are just silly. I make an over abundance of treats, as does most of the women I know, and we then give said treats back and forth. We turn ornaments, bells, and plastic snowflakes into earrings and lapel pins. We cram a years worth of parties and gatherings into a four week period, then bury ourselves in for the next two months.This Saturday Night Live skit from a few years back pokes fun of the traditional for many, once a year packed pews of Christmas worship service. Son's and daughters trying to appease their mothers and grandma's in joining them at church, cram together. I think I know all these people! If you celebrate Christmas, I hope you get a good chuckle out of this. If you just move about your life over the next few days in the same way as any other time of year, smile and appreciate your normalcy.