Shock / grump / horror / moan etc etc :)
Don't get me wrong - I LOVE Christmas. In many ways, the lead-up is even better than the actual event for me. I love the glitter of tinsel everywhere - surely the tackiest and most splendid decoration for Christmas ever invented? - and the songs being played every darned place you go, and the dressed-up shop windows, and the long list of TV specials to watch, and shop assistants wearing santa hats, and pubs and restaurants so full of christmas office celebrations you can't get in the door ... LOL. And the Christmas period for me is a time to meet friends and family, or just relax from work and enjoy the outrageous bling :).
(and watch out for news of a prize giveaway at the end of this post, in true Christmas spirit *g*)
It's something about the lack of routine and the excess of holiday spirit, I think. But maybe also because the calendar year is rolling to a close and we're all encouraged to sprint forward into the next. Or maybe I'm just stressed trying to remember whether I've got a present for everyone in my (relatively small!) family, or stocked up on enough food for when the shops are shut - which of course nowadays is only about 4 hours on the actual Christmas Day *rolls eyes*.
And now I must stop blogging and rush off to drape tinsel and lights on the bare Christmas tree in the living room. You know it's Christmas on Thursday, don't you? :)
Happy Christmas to everyone, whatever and wherever your celebrations may be.
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