I have to admit that I am not looking forward to Christmas, in fact I don’t want to hear the C word. Why? Because I am fed with the way it is been celebrated, all the commercials, people getting themselves into debt just to buy gifts for loved ones, over indulgence, binge drinking, casual sex at the office party or pub, etc. Yeah, I sound like Miss Grumpy but what is more annoying is the way some Christians get carried away as well, forgetting that Christ is not just at Christmas. Personally, I will rather be serving soup at a homeless shelter than all that celebration, unfortunately, I don’ t drive neither is my church or any one I linked to a group, apparently, I can’t just show up on the day. I have to sign up to a charity but I missed the boat this year.
Another reason I don’t look forward to Christmas is that my immediate family have all moved abroad. I have extended family here but I don’t want to be with them every year. Well not a problem I belong to a church so I will get loads of invites, wrong??? I attend a family church where it is all about clichés, no one ever asks me how I am going to spend my Christmas, talk less of invite to their homes, honestly I wouldn’t go anyway cos I will feel they are doing it out of pity. I am blanked all year round and then taken pity on because it is the ‘season of goodwill, now that will be full on hypocrisy!!!
I am sorry if I am putting on a downer on anyone’s Christmas but I am not good at keeping things to myself so I have to put it out there or I end up with chest pains. On the plus side I am looking forward to the week and a half away from work. Oh to wake up & go to sleep when I like, eat junk, watch DVDs, beading, etc. It is also a good time for me to catch up with friends I have not seen in ages, so it is not all bad, just the run up to Christmas, lol.
And that is it for now.