Thursday, November 29, 2007

I love Christmas!

It's always popular to be cynical about Christmas, to bemoan the commerciality of it all, but I love Christmas. Although I don't want to sound judgmental, I think Christmas is only as commercial as you make it and that it's important to focus on the real reason for Christmas. It's a religious holiday, and many of the traditions -- including gift-giving -- stem from those religious roots. Remember the Three Kings?

I've never felt pressured to buy expensive gifts for people or anything like that. I am a big gift-giver, but the majority of my gifts are baked goods or homemade fudge (or bourbon balls!). I love decorating my tree and my house, and making Christmas cards. I'm always sorry when January comes and I have to put it all away.

So, anyway, I liked this little quiz, although my house is decorated with more than a few special items!

What The Holidays Mean to You

For you, the holidays are about celebration. You enjoy all the fun and fellowship that the holidays bring.

You celebrate the holidays in a minimalist style. You are likely to only give one great present and decorate your house with a few special items.

During the holidays, you feel magical. You love all of the decorations and how happy people are. You like to sit back and take it all in.

You think the holidays should be nostalgic and sweet. The holidays bring out your inner child.

Your best holiday memories are of childhood foods and traditions. You secretly still wish you believed in Santa Claus.


Bezzie said...

I'm with you, I hate all the popular pissing and moaning about Christmas. I love it too!

Chris said...

The original holiday was probably a celebration of the winter solstice, which ties in nicely with one of my favorite holiday songs - "The Christians and the Pagans" by Dar Williams: " when Christians eat with pagans, only pumpkin pies are burning."