Thursday, December 13, 2012


I have had a hard time getting into a Christmas mood this year for some reason. I have no idea why.
I love Christmas.
It just has felt like Christmas is really far away.

Has anyone else noticed that there has been a decided lack of overall Christmas-ness this year? Or is that just me?

I mean, other than Christmas things showing up in the stores directly after Halloween, *Snark*  there just hasn't been much in the line of the 'spirit of the season.' 
I went Christmas shopping and no one wished me a Merry Christmas! 

I was like:

Furthermore, there wasn't even a 'happy holidays' or anything. I sort of hate the generic 'happy holidays' line. It's lame. And it feels way too politically correct. *Sneer.*

Pretty much, yeah. ;)

Even still, why is there absolutely no merriness? Or happiness? 

You watch old movies or listen to the old radio shows and people literally shout 'Merry Christmas!' to everyone they come in contact with! And there were always carolers and lights...*sigh.*

This song captures the feeling you should have at Christmas, in my humble opinion. At least, Christmas is pretty much like this at my house! 

I went to the library and checked out pretty much every Christmas book they had. I probably have twenty books, from picture books to decorating books, to the 'Christmas Carol.'

I have never actually read Dicken's 'Christmas Carol' but I want to. 

Christmas books are fantastic to put you back into the right mood. Especially the picture books.

One of my favorites is called 'The Gift of the Magi'-- the one illustrated by P.J. Lynch if possible.

This is such a sweet, lovely story. I cry every time I read it. In a good way, of course! Sad Christmas stories are not my fav. I like to get a warm fuzzy feeling in my tummy when I read Christmas stories. This one is perfect for the warm funzzies. :D I mean, take a look at that cover! *Fuzzy!*

Also, 'The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey' is awesome too. Also illustrated by P.J. Lynch. I love that man's illustrations. They are beautiful!

I've read, "The Long Christmas" every year since I was ten or eleven. It's a collection of traditional short stores and some of them are fantastic. You really can't beat Tradition when it comes to Christmas stuff.

Christmas music is absolutely a MUST. Crank it up, please. :) And not that stuff that plays in the stores, either. Real Christmas music. (Do not make my listen to Santa Baby one more time or I might scream. Loudly. In public.)

I think I've posted this song before, but it's one of my absolute favorites. And it's Josh Groban, so...

I think one of the reasons it hasn't felt very Christmas-y to me is we haven't had any snow. I live in a place where the whole 'white Christmas' thing happens pretty much every year. We usually have snow from November to May, minimum. But, besides one little snow storm almost a month ago, it's been clear here. But we got some yesterday! *Hip-hip-hurrah!* And everything seems a little bit better now.

I feel the need to run around and shout, "Merry Christmas!" to the world. I can see myself, a crazed look in my eyes, wishing everybody a Merry Christmas and smiling like a mad person...oh wait...That sounds like...

Perfect. :)


God Bless you all.


  1. Oh, I utterly aDORE "It's A Wonderful Life." Best Christmas film EVER!!! And I don't know why people are being so GRINCHY this year. It's only after I wish someone a Merry Christmas that I receive something in return, and I find that terribly irritating. Oh well. Here's one from me: MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!! AND A BLESSED, HAPPY NEW YEAR!! BUT MERRY CHRISTMAS FIRST!!

  2. I've been that way as well. It has put me in a rather sulky mood, which hasn't helped it feel like Christmas anymore then before. It just doesn't seem like Christmas this year. My church hasn't gone caroling, they've not sung many Christmas songs, and everything was such a mad dash for me before it is hard to believe it is only a week - or less - away. I don't even have anything decorated, or cookies baking. *Sighs*
    I am trying to redeem this sad state by looking for Josh Groban's Christmas CD to listen to, decorate, bake ginger bread men, read The Christmas Carol and watch my favourite Christmas movies - Little Women and Narnia. It is helping a little. Oh yes, and I wish to make a gingerbread house. And walk about looking at lights. If you were here we could go together and see if it helps us both get into the Christmas spirit.
    *Holds out arm.* shall we take a turn about the neighborhood and look at Christmas lights?

    Watching Rise of the Guardians might help you feel more Christmasy *Smirk*Though it isn't a Christmas movie per-say.
    Have you see The Hobbit yet?

  3. Hi, Cat. I haven't noticed people being grinchy so much as just...not at all in the spirit of things. :D Oh well.
    A Merry Christmas to you, too!

    I hope you are able to get yourself out of the sulky mood, Jack. My sisters and I are hoping to go caroling one night this week. That would be jolly!
    Josh Groban' Christmas CD is just the best! <3
    *Takes arm* Yes, let's look at lights. Lights are lovely. Let's sing as we go! And should we carry lanterns?
    And yes, the Hobbit was awesome. :D

    Thanks for commenting!

  4. Hullo!
    Thanks for the lovely comment. ^_^ Firstly the whole Happy Holidays annoys me too. Whenever they say that to me I reply with "Merry Christmas". *nods* Yep. You won't get me to say that. :D

    Oh, I hate the song Santa Baby, too! But then I heard Michael Buble's version. If you haven't heard it- go listen to it. It's soooo much better than the whinney version they always play in the stores. It's more mellow and it sounds like it was written during the 40's or 50's - cool, right?!

    Let's see....have you made a gingerbread house? Those are fun. My sister and I had the *Brilliant* idea to make a gingerbread castle this year. (we've only made a HOUSE once...) Yeah....Needless to say - it turned into a Camelot in ruins. ;)

    Anywho - have a lovely Christmas!!