Not to get too premature but, now it's time to say goodbye to the holidays that is. The last one, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (jeez, that's a long name), has come and gone and although the blog theme is not ending until next week, I find myself realizing that now is the time to pack the crap up and put it in the attic for another year. And it makes me sad because I truly do love the holidays. It's my favorite time of year.
My second favorite time of year is coming up: the first day you can wear short sleeves as the winter is waning and not get a chill. I can't wait! How I love it so!
But going back to the holidays, I realized something when I was putting away my holiday cards and finalizing my Christmas music that won't get listened to for another 11 months (except "Last Christmas" because I love that song no matter what time of year). I realized that Christmas is SO in the wrong month!
Think about it. October has Halloween (which I can't stand). November has Thanksgiving (gobble, gobble). And December. Well December is a like a five-car pile up with Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the solstice, and New Year's all in the same month! (p.s. I count New Year's in December because the party is before the ball drops, not after). That's WAY TOO MANY HOLIDAYS for one month. Poor April gets bupkis while December is literally hoarding holidays like Santa hoards children's feelings of disappointment. That's when I had a brilliant idea, and I know it's brilliant because it makes absolutely no sense.
Move Christmas. Okay, wait. I'll say it again. Move Christmas.
I figure that moving a lesser celebrated holiday like the solstice won't really solve my problem, but if we let all the other holidays have December and we move the biggie, the one that takes up all the attention (that b!tch), Christmas, we'll have a solution. That's why I propose that next year, we celebrate Christmas on January 25.
Here are my reasons:
1) Thanks to global warming, it hardly snows the closer you get to the equator by December 25. When I was growing up, you could count on having a White Christmas. Nowadays you have to grow up much closer to the North Pole if you want to get any snow action on Christmas, and that's just sad. I may not believe in Santa but I do think kids should be able to play in the snow for Christmas.
2) More holiday unity. As Dentyne likes to tell us, we as a society are growing apart thanks to our Interwebs and other technologies, we need to come together. What better way than extend the holiday spirit of togetherness by moving Christmas by a month! Think about it.
And 3) What a great way to start the year than with a really big holiday. And honestly, by the time I find my decorations and pick out my music, Christmas has come and gone! With an extra month, we'll have more time to have fun and start the year off right.
Plus, it'll help the economy! And who doesn't want that.
Okay, do you agree? Would you celebrate Christmas on January 25?! Would you?! We could start a movement! I'll make t-shirts! It'll be so much fun! Let me know if you want to join in!
As I See It - June 19, 2013
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