Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Eve Is Upon Us

I see the country is as divided over Hallmark movies as it is over politics. It’s like asking people whether your  eggnog/Tom and Jerry should be dusted with nutmeg or cinnamon.

There’s no right answer to this age old question of course, it’s a matter of choice and depends on what frame of mind you’re in.

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So having settled that, Happy Christmas Eve to all the little elves out there! I’ll be one myself this year as I’ve been quite under the weather for the past 2 weeks with first bronchitis and now sinusitis. I’ve gotten very little done and now here we are, Christmas is upon us and I’m woefully unprepared for our annual Christmas Eve/Christmas criss-cross of the state to celebrate. So there are fewer treats this year and what gifts there are will are rather uninspired and no doubt badly wrapped.

But as everyone knows, that’s not what Christmas is about anyway.

Of course your Dem and Never-Trumper relatives think that everything, including Christmas, is about President Trump. Remember Newsweek’s top story Christmas week story back in 2017?  How Trump and the Nazis Stole Christmas To Promote White Nationalism. Things have only grown worse since then so let’s hope families either abstain from discussing politics or simply refuse to engage in bait-setting scenarios with warring members of their tribe. A truce for Mom’s sake would be nice.

So forgive me while I embark on a bit of last minute shopping in hopes of doing my bit towards “saving Christmas” while exercising my white privilege.

How dare she!?

I bid you all a Happy Christmas Eve,

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and 3rd day of Hanukkah.

Let’s get those presents wrapped, the razzel-berry pudding made

and let the celebration begin.

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