Saturday, December 25, 2010

I'm not a fan...

So the truth is I'm not a fan of Christmas...

                              (courtesy of Google Images)

I'm not 100% sure why or even when it all really started.

See I come from a Christmas lovin' family.

I mean they really....really love Christmas.  So much so that my dad has a Santa hanging on his rear view mirror all year long.  Now, please know that my family is full into the spirit of Christmas and all that.  And while my dad LOVES Santa it's not the real belief in Santa but what he stands for and all that. 

In fact I don't remember ever thinking Santa was "real" but he was always present...but I digress. 

That's not the point of this post.

Maybe I don't like the commercialism of the season. 

That could be it.  I HATE how the world seems to lose the total focus of what the real reason for the season is. 
And I hate that it's all about buying, buying, buying.  More often then not buying things people don't need and spending money that we don't have. 

Or maybe it's just me...while I am normal in the aspect that I do like a little bit of attention I'm not a huge attention seeker. 

I don't really care for sitting there with everyone watching me open presents.  

I keep thinking that maybe it's just me, maybe I'm odd. 
I'm not sure...But I thought I did a pretty good job of not letting my family know that I'm not a big fan of Christmas. 
Till today, when my mom & I were standing at the window watching my sister, her husband and my nieces leave.  We were commenting on the kiddos and all that and she asked me if I was ok.  (something rare, since I'm the "tough" one in the family) and I told her I'm just not that into Christmas.
Her response was "Yeah, you never really have been." 

I guess I haven't hidden it as well as I thought I had been  :o)  And I guess that's ok. 

I also know it's ok if I'm not a big fan of the holiday.

I am a big fan of the one the holiday is for.  :o) And that's what's really important.

1 comment:

S.I.F. said...

I'm with you friend. NEVER been a fan of Christmas. And most everyone in my circle of loved ones knows it too... which makes it easier when I try to get out of all the gift giving! :)