December 24, 2010 by David Gillaspie
Carly Simon wrote Anticipation, a nice song that became the theme for slow moving ketchup.
Christmas Eve is all about anticipation.
A year is long time for kids who don’t have many to reflect on, and Christmas Eve seems about a year long if you spend it looking at the lights on the tree trying to mentally unwrap presents.
If you have kids, you’ve seen the thousand yard Christmas stare.
If you don’t have kids, or anyone to give gifts to, it’s almost over.
You’re the people who need this heads-up.
The Christmas Season isn’t about you. No one cares how you feel about mall crowds, or folks who set their alarm for the three a.m. shopping spree.
No one cares how you feel about religions that don’t celebrate Christmas, or neighbors who don’t bother putting lights up.
Do you have an opinion about Christmas trees? Save it.
Do you have an opinion on Christ’s real birthday? So what.
The best thing I’ve heard about Christmas comes from someone who calls themself an Old Testament Christian. Apparently that means no celebration, but you feel the spirit. What it really means is no presents.
If you are too broke, too cheap, or too obnoxious to celebrate the Christmas Season, just keep your drama to yourself and tell us it’s an Old Testament thing. In other words, don’t ruin the moment for others.