Posts Tagged ‘holidays


Jesus is the Reason…

Folks react to these winter holidays in wildly divergent ways. Some despise them – we call such people “grinches,” after Dr. Seuss. Others can’t get enough of them – we call such people “mothers of toddlers with reindeer-footie pajamas.” The rest hold mixed feelings, and it’s not hard to see why:

Good Bad
long strings of lights long lines
gift-giving bills (for some people, this includes Buffalo)
Christmas carols Christmas carols starting roughly when people get bored with Punxsutawney Phil
snow snow

I’m enjoying the holidays a little more than usual this year, probably because last year they were yanked out from under us: we’d just had a baby and were too much of a wreck to enjoy anything beyond the rare glimpse of the insides of our own eyelids. Don’t know what ya got – holidays, sleep, the ability to use the restroom without making arrangements – ‘til it’s gone.

Besides, is there every really a bad time for the Vince Guaraldi Trio?

But there is one thing that’s been nibbling my nerve endings in recent years, a sound that’s become far more irritating than “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” Continue reading ‘Jesus is the Reason…’


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