It is officially December! And before I jump into full-on-Christmas-mode here at home, I thought I might take a moment to write a quick note about my views on the holidays.
Personally – I celebrate Christmas. And I love it! I love the tree, I love the stockings, I love the smell of the house after you’ve been baking cookies all day, I love wrapping presents. So, I’m gonna be honest, I’ll probably mention it a fair bit now that the holiday season had hit full force.
However, I also totally respect anyone who happily celebrates another holiday, or no holiday at all! (Although in the latter case, I may feel kind of sorry for you, because celebrations are fun!)
At this point, it’s natural for me to say “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas” to strangers on the street or in shops – and growing up, my step-brothers were Jewish so we had a Menorah in the house and heard the story of Hanukkah. Unfortunately, being from a pretty small and not terribly diverse town, I’ve never had the opportunity to meet anyone who celebrates Kwanzaa, Diwali, or any of the other wonderful traditions held at this time around the world. Though I would very much like to – I actually think it would be really fun, when I grow up and have a family of my own, to pick a different tradition each year to learn about alongside our Christmas celebration.
So in the meantime, I just want you all to know, any time I talk about Christmas, it’s never my intention to make any of my readers feel left out or ignored – it’s just my favorite holiday, and I’m excited, is all!
And, with that out of the way…I’m going to go watch a holiday movie on Netflix and decorate the house in tinsel!
Happy Holidays Everyone!!
Do you celebrate Christmas? If not, what holiday are you getting ready for this time of year? Anyone out there celebrating more than one holiday? What are your thoughts on being politically correct during the holiday season?