It’s the last day before the Christmas Weekend officially lands here. I’m at work – but only because I am better able to play with a new toy I got from Amy yesterday here at work. Man, I am a horrible mother.
In my defense, part of what I’m going to spend the day doing is shopping for a new laptop – yippppeeeee – so that I can play at home if I want, too. I rolled over at 3am this morning and reminded my husband that if I buy one before the end of the year we can use it as a tax deduction. He grunted. That’s good enough for me.
Wow, rambling already.
Anyways, I’ve been thinking that on this somewhat momentous day, I feel like I should be writing something about Christmas. Or “the Holidays”. Or, well, something meaningful.
So I’ve been contemplating what Christmas (that’s what I, personally, celebrate) means to me – and it’s nothing all that earth shattering or insightful. It means family and giving and loving and celebrating the birth of Jesus and the obedience of Mary and – well – pretty much the same things that Christmas means to everyone who celebrates Christmas. Right?
OK, so what about this whole “happy holidays” debacle? Surely I could weigh in there. Yesterday, we received a returned “Happy Holidays” ad from some jackass who felt the need to scribble a tirade about our unwillingness to recognize God and blah blah blah blah blah – on a car ad. A fucking AD for a CAR DEALER said “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas”.
If I need to explain to you WHY it said that – well, you shouldn’t be reading here. Seriously. Fucking, DUH.
Anyway, I can’t really get into a passionate debate about “Happy Holidays” vs “Merry Christmas” because it’s just stupid. And ignorant. Anyone who doesn’t know that other people in the world are celebrating lots of different holidays right now and that saying Happy Holidays is not a slam on God or Christianity needs to have their heads pulled out of their asses and the crap wiped from their eyes so that they can see more clearly.
If there’s one thing I’m lacking in, it’s my ability to debate pure stupidity or ignorance. You can’t argue with an ignorant person – it’s like talking to a wall.
Wow, this post has gotten WAY off track. I guess I’m not going to end up with something meaningful after all.
So, let me just say, to ALL OF YOU – be you Christian, Jewish, Agnostic, Atheist, Black, Brown, Tall, Short, Thin, Fat, Funny, Self Righteous or even Stupid:
I wish you Peace. And Joy. And Love. And Laugh.
I wish you Hope.