That’s right. It’s time.
And I bet you already know what I’m talking about.
It’s holiday season. Yes, we have blown past shrieking banshees and rotting pumpkins to egg nog and fa la la. So fast, many of you have received an unceremonious case of whiplash. You sit on social media, and ask where the time went and grumpily scrooge your way through a status update.
But let’s be honest. Just between you and me, and well, the rest of my followers…
But let’s keep it here. What are you really angry about?
Because I know it isn’t the holiday season that is making you frustrated. Yes, I know some of the cheer has been watered down by the capitalists (the department store Santas and the holiday deals), but this is the time of year when everyone falls in love with each other. Everyone is just a little more caring and kind. I mean, we have about a month’s worth of songs dedicated to the season. (And B101 wastes no time playing all of them so that you hate them by December).
Seriously, do you really mean to tell me that you’ve been playing Halloween movies and hanging up spiderwebs for the entire month of October, but now it is hard to conceive of yourself eating turkey in a few weeks or celebrating the festival of lights in a little longer time than that? Let’s be honest with ourselves, people. The holiday season is upon us, whether we like it or not.
And by the way, you should like it. This is the time to enjoy your friends and family, to stop focusing on school and work, to eat cookies, and light lights, and smile into each other’s faces. What’s not to love?
So, cut it out with your Bah Humbug! Embrace the inevitable, and stop putting the missiles in “mistletoe.”