It was just afore Christmas and the magistrate was in a cheerful mood. He questioned the prisoner who was in the dock:
Magistrate: what are you alleged for?
The prisoner: Doing my Christmas shopping too early.
Magistrate: That’s no crime. Just how early were you undertaking this shopping?
Prisoner: Before the store opened.
Does that not illustrate, in a way, that people are always very anxious about Christmas?
When I was preparing to write this article, I took time to interview a couple of friends why Christmas might be seen as the best holiday. One confided in me:
For some reasons once it hits December 1st, I am in this never stopping glee and always wish I could have all year around. The lights, the snow, the sudden happy mood everyone is, and the decorations. Also, it’s adoring with a boyfriend. If I could reside in Christmas Town where it’s Christmas all year round, I would move there immediately!
The truth is, Christmas is an awesome holiday for many reasons. Although there are reasons why Christmas can be a bad holiday but, for the most part, it is a fascinating time of the year.
Millions of people around the world will consent that Christmas is one of the most fun and exciting holidays.
Christmas is just awesome. Of course, there are the easily noticeable sparks pluses: spending time with family and friends, escaping from work, and opening gifts. Oh yeah, as well as celebrating the birth of our Redeemer.
But beyond the essential emphasis on the annual time of reflection and thankfulness it affords, Christmas has come to depict something very peculiar to our time. Here, the line between cool and corny becomes so obscure that even the fashionable among us could be caught sipping a cup of eggnog, fighting back tears while watching a cheap Santa movie, and wearing a snowman sweater. Yes, somewhere between our anti-mainstream cynicism and our too-cool stylishness, we drop our sense of irony. That careful detachment becomes love, just like it did for chuck Norris and skinny jeans.
How does Christmas compel us to fall in love with it? Are the over-the-top, hackneyed expressions of kitsch actually showing us who we really are? Do we just cherish Christmas cookies? Are we all weird?
In pursuit of an answer, we bring you some 9 things it is okay to completely love about this festive period.
Expandable Lawn Ornaments
Nothing can take a suburban, neat yard and give it a classy makeover like a rotating, 8-foot-tall, inflatable nativity scene. Combining the elegant subtlety of a two-story snow globe along with a Homer Simpson Santa Claus, expandable lawn ornaments can take any Christmas-spotless yard and convert it into a stylish, eye-searing, understated holiday extravaganza.
Looking to add a little fancy to your light display? How about something like an extremely big Snoopy riding a motorcycle? (Don’t mind: he is wearing a Santa hat, so it completely makes sense.) Or maybe you’re more of the Garfield-mix-up-in-Christmas-lights type? The possibilities are baffling limitless. Just a few dozen yards of an extension cord can transform your lawn into an extremely fascinating scene that your family, you, and neighbour have always dreamed of.
Christmas is the one holiday where there is a big likelihood your aunt is the best well-dressed person at the dinner table. Every family has at least one aunt that has a secret space in her wardrobe that consists of a collection of red-and- green, finely knit sweaters beautified with enough tiny bells, hot glue, and glitter to stock a Hobby Lobby. These magnificent garments, many of which possess at least one battery-operated component that syncs twinkling lights with perceptible Christmas song, get to make an appearance just once in a year and require one important accessory – a white turtleneck undershirt.
Somewhere in the region that exists between nightmares and dreams, Claymation Christmas Specials exists. Every year, this bizarre brand of animation manoeuvres its way back to primetime and we are remembered how unsettling it is to see talking raisins wearing Santa hats chorus Motown songs. There’s something about the bizarre plotlines and sudden movements that make all Claymation specials seem just a bit terrifying. They have a worrying tendency to come across like trippy dreams ignited by the sugar rush that comes from an excessive take of eggnog and candy canes.
It is only at Christmas time that kids around the country enter a David Lynchian fever dream of ill-fated snowmen, land of ‘misfit toys’, and ogre-ish Heat Misers. And actually enjoy it.
In your dad’s mind, because it’s Christmas and he possesses a classy idea and a brand-new digital camera for a matching wardrobe, he is given an absolute license to stage a glamour shot of your family and mail it to everyone you know as well as those you don’t. These always start with a good suggestion – perhaps everyone wearing Santa hats with white shirts tucked into jeans, a tallest- to- shortest profile shot of everyone in front of the house. Or an action shot of the whole family leaping for joy in front of the decorated mantle.
But either because of lack of photographic skill or unwilling family members, the idea is lost in execution. The outcome is a future submission to GuacheFamilyPhotos.com.
What better way to have a daily reminder of the coming festive holiday than a cardboard poster filled with cheap candy? Sure, the scene displayed on the three-dimensional calendar looks like a kid’s coloring book compiled by an artist who gave up halfway through.
But no matter the package, don’t we all have the right to one regular piece of chocolate in the days leading up to Christmas? Or, at other times, 24 pieces of chocolate in an unfortunate moment of weakness on the noon of December 2?
Many evergreen Christmas songs offer reverent musings on the humble entrance of our Redeemer into the world. Others are entirely insane – especially when sung by mobs of door-to-door amateurs. The opening lines of ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’ seem harmless enough, for example. But a crowd of strangers gathered at your front door to scream ‘Oh, bring us some figgy pudding’ and ‘we won’t go until we get some, so bring it here!’ that counts as a real threat seem uncomfortable, especially, if you have no clue what figgy pudding is and possess no means of procuring it to appease the anxious crowd gathered outside your home.
Looking for the perfect way to express the impassive-aggressive resentment you’ve been harbouring all year toward an annoying co-worker? The Secret Santa gift exchange is your chance. Just act they really wanted that homemade candleholder you worked so hard on. Or re-gift that stunning new reindeer-themed photo frame you were just given by your new sister-in-law. And if your office chooses the White Elephant approach (a good-natured and fun way to celebrate Christmas by literally stealing the gift you desire from the other person) for gift exchange, just bring your set of cross your fingers, napkin dividers, and pray you end up with the $10 Starbucks gift card that’s sure to polish the pile.
Everybody loves the gift exchange. The exchanging gift is always fun because people receive surprising things. Who couldn’t enjoy something given to him for free?
Also, you get to give gifts to your family and friends. Giving gifts always give people that warm and happy feeling inside. The most enjoyable part is seeing the gift you give out opened in your presence. It puts a smile on your face.
Students Get Vacation
Christmas is a beautiful holiday because students get the vacation from school. While absent from school, they are joyous because of the absence of assignments. That really helps to make the festive period more enjoyable. They don’t have to get up early, hence, they can stay out late in the morning.
Great Time with Family Members
Lastly, you get to have immense time with your family. Some of the family members may not have seen one another for a long time, so it puts everyone in a happy mood to finally see brothers. Surely, being with family is fun and assists in making the holiday more palatable.
As can be seen in the post, Christmas is a big time of the year that everybody loves, because of its peculiarities. Exchanging gifts, getting a vacation from school and work, spending quality time with your family members, Christmas Carol and so on, make the hassle of Christmas worthwhile.