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Ho Ho No

Posted on Friday, December 16th, 2022

Dave!I don't celebrate Christmas. I haven't in decades.

Back when my grandmother was alive, I put on a good show over it, but since she died there was just no point carrying on pretending. Sure, I still ended up taking my mom to the odd local Christmas event in town or asking if she wanted to tag along on a work trip to Orlando so she could wander around Walt Disney World at Christmas (her favorite time to go), but that was for her. Not for me...

Mom at The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

And now that my mom is gone, I really don't have to pretend.

I make my annual pilgrimage over the mountains to have Christmas dinner with my family-friends, toss out a few presents for the kids, then trip right back over the mountains for a post-Christmas nap.

Which, to be honest, is ultimately the best part of Christmas for me now... a nap.

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  1. kapgar says:

    Mmmmmmm… naps.

  2. Christopher Stogdill says:

    Having spent waaaaay too many hours working retail at Christmas (with responsibility over the Seasonal department, no less) I’m a bit “bah humbug” this time of year. I don’t care if I get or give presents, but I do tend to make presents for all my co-workers and immediate family(ish). Usually it’s food related, and it’s *always* a project that takes a long time & planning, but I only do it because I enjoy that process…well, usually.

    My project mustard this year that I just put up…..blows. I can find absolutely no redeeming qualities to this multi-month project (several ingredients were fermented). Sucks to pitch almost two gallons of mustard, but it is what it is….

    I think this was my first complete failure in the last decade.

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