If ever there was a season I loved as much as I loathed, it would have to be Christmas. Is any other holiday as naughty as it is nice? Ho-ho-no.
While some might argue Christmas is what you make of it, for those doing the making, the holidays are hard.
I, alone, am the not-so-merry maker of Christmas magic in my home. It’s not that my husband’s a lazy, scroogy dude, it’s just that Christmas has never really been on his radar. Working hard to provide for his family is on his radar. That weird noise my car is making is on his radar, but secular Christmas and all the jingle jangle that comes with it? Not so much.
“If it were up to me, we’d celebrate Jesus on Christmas and that would be it,” he said.
Yes, and we do that, but that’s not it. That’s never been it. Christmas has and forever will be about So. Much. More. [read more…]