I know it's November, and it's finally getting cool outside (Texas weather ftw...) but all this Christmas stuff is stressing me out. I refuse to acknowledge Christmas or Christmas decor until after Thanksgiving. It drives me crazy that craft stores have had Christmas decorations out since September. Wtf?! What about all the other holidays? Halloween was my favorite for years! I've since progressed into loving Thanksgiving the most, but either way, Christmas is taking over too many months.
TV channels are advertising their "countdown to Christmas" line up. It's the countdown to the countdown to Christmas. Craziness.
Oh! And since when did Christmas become all about what you got or gave? I would love to get through a holiday season without giving any gifts. AT ALL. I know, scary concept, right? I challenge you and your family to abstain from the gift giving portion of the holiday season.
I bet you're looking at the screen and thinking "this chick is crazy. I already bought the perfect gift for so-and-so. They're gonna love it! I'm not skipping presents." Yeah, I bet they'll love it for their birthday too. Or, and here's a crazy idea, how about we don't need a reason to give people presents. If you like them, and you found something you know they'll love, why not just give it to them next time you see them?
I'm ranting, I know, but you have to admit I make good points. Black Friday? No. I have never participated and I'm not starting now. People are actually, literally dying for these deals. That is insane. Dying! To go shopping and get a present for themselves or someone else at a discounted rate? Fuck. That. Sorry for the language, Mom, but it needed to be said.
Ok, I've said my piece. What do you think?
Get your daily Nerdy fix by following us on Instagram
Writer and Contributor for the Motherhood Community