Sifting Through Xmas
Here's what I like about Xmas. People are generally in a better than average mood. Some people tend to think about others and give a little more. Fudge. That's about it.
Here's what I hate about Xmas.
*People saying "Let's keep Christ in Xmas". December 25th was a pagan holiday. Get over it. If you steal a holiday, don't complain when someone else tries to steal it back.
*All the plastic crap. We buy a plastic tree, cover it with plastic ornaments, and put plastic toys under it for the kids.
*Gift cards. Gift cards say "I care, I just don't care enough to have to shop for you".
*The begging. I am VERY generous around Xmas. I make a very nice sized donation to a local animal shelter. I also like the bell ringers. There's just too much other stuff out there though. Every single place you turn someone is asking you for money.
*It just goes on FAR TOO LONG. Xmas stuff starts appearing three or more months before the day and nothing gets put up until a couple of weeks afterward.