Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Case of the Bah Humbugs

In two weeks, it will be Christmas. It's a sobering thought to all of us who still have to finish our shopping and who eye the online shipping cut offs warily.

Two weeks! When did this happen? Who let this happen? There are bell ringers in the streets, stores are decorated for the holiday, and Christmas specials are the only things on TV. It's the most wonderful time of the year. Apparently.

Not for me, though. This year, my Christmas spirit seems to be completely missing. Usually by this point in the season I've watched Miracle on 34th St and White Christmas approximately one trillion times, eaten all the gingerbread cookies and listened to nothing but "Fairytale of New York" and "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch". But not this year. I haven't watched one Christmas special, not eaten one spicy baked good or sang off key about a mean green Dr. Seuss character. What is wrong with me?

With two weeks to go, I am anti-Christmas. I don't feel holly OR jolly. I don't jokingly answer my cell phone asking what people's favorite colors are. I'm just... dead inside. Why has the Christmas spirit forsaken me? I have a major case of the bah humbugs.

So, I ask you loyal readers, what are your tried and true ways to get into the swing of the holidays? Do you get blitzed on egg nog? Do you watch every Christmas movie known to man? Or am I doomed to be visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve?
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  1. I watch The Nightmare Before Christmas and A Muppet Christmas Carol a bajillion times. Always helped when I was studying for finals up to 3-4 days before Christmas.

  2. I'd love to help but I'm in the doldrums myself. Budget woes beset by car troubles and doctor visits have sapped all fun out of the holiday for me. Add in 80 degree temps every day and it gets even worse. I'll be lucky to pick myself up enough to make Christmas Eve dinner with the family. Bah humbug.