Thursday, December 06, 2007

Christmas Spirits

'Tis the Season

Out of nowhere, Holiday Christine has reappeared. Please be aware that she is dangerously full of cheer; even canned Christmas music and energy-wasting holiday lights appear to be powerless to call forth her Scroogelike tendencies.

Why I should be so happy about Christmas this year is a mystery to me. It's still the same overcommercialized religious holiday that it was last year, and I'm still unable to do many of the things that used to make the season fun for me. I especially miss hosting Luciafest.

Nonetheless, I'm just brimming over with goodwill right now. I'm even looking forward to doing my Christmas shopping--which starts tonight with the excursion in search of presents Warren and I have made together since we were in high school. The first item on my list is a contribution to the pile of replacement presents for a holiday party for kids in my (extended) neighborhood; the original stash was ruined in this week's flood.

Details about the Miller Community Center / Country Doctor holiday party situation are here. It sounds as if there has already been a tremendous response, but if they're overrun I'm sure they'll find a good use for the gift overflow.


Anonymous said...

I like Christmas as much as the next person, but the music???? They were playing Christmas songs sung by the Disney *Chipmunks* at the UW South Campus bookstore a while ago. It was downright painful and I had to leave.

Otherwise, Yay, Christmas! Huzza!


Christine said...

Okay, okay, you're right: there are limits. Personally, I think this year I'd draw the line somewhere between Perry Como and Alvin and the Chipmunks. I wonder what came over the fine folks at the South Campus bookstore?

But yay, Christmas!