Ok, it’s over. Finally over. Christmas that is. Will we still hear the residual Christmas song? Yes. Will we still see the bell-like Hershey’s Kiss commercial over and over? Yes. At least we didn’t see the Joe Boxer dudes jangling their jewels this year. At least I didn’t.
Like I said two days ago, I love Christmas Eve. Everything else, I really don’t care. I know I sound like Eugene when I say that stuff (after all, we have been together for almost 20 years), but I really do not care. Oh, I care enough to complain and scowl and roll my eyes. Let’s say I care when it gets on my nerves. But I don’t like Christmas.
I do, however, like the time off work, the relaxation and family time. I remember growing up, it was time off from school, and hanging out, with friends; in snow or just plain cold. I loved that part. Then Christmas came and went, really quick. Then we hit “that time.” The time after Christmas where the elation goes away and dread sets in.
Known officially as Christmastide, a very real word. From Dictionary.com (see picture to right):
Christmastide to me was the time of, “OK, well the presents are done, and New Years will be here soon. Then, it’s back to school (work) and no real time off until late March or so.” A day here and there, and there’s always the weekends, but, those are usually recover times for the next week. All the fun times had gone and it was back to the proverbial “grind” after this. Ewwww.
Now, I guess the caveat here is, I always loved school. Not the learning, mind you, school. It was a social scene for me. A place to be. I don’t mind learning, I just don’t like being taught. I’m stubborn that way. And, I love what I do (now), with voice overs, travel, production and podcasts. I love it! So really, I guess it was the feeling that I had over the breaks. Perhaps like those who can’t enjoy their vacation for the dread of it being over? Maybe? Who’s to say for sure?
One thing that I am very happy with is: even through we’ve lived together for four years, and have shared all our Thanksgivings and Christmases with both our families combined since we’ve been together, this was the first holiday season for The BCPF and I as a married family, along with 3B; one hive.
I guess all I can say to all of you is to enjoy your Christmastide and the last remaining days off before you go back to your lives. I’ll see you tomorrow, same blog channel…
“Charlie Brown, youre the only person I know who can take a wonderful season like Christmas and turn it into a problem.” – Linus