What I DON'T enjoy about the Holidays

November 30, 2010

Link up with the "12 Days of Christmas"

Day 8 - What I don't like about the Holidays

-1- It's too comercialized.  To me, Christmas is a Christian holiday.  It's not about the presents, or the sales, or the time off of work.  I know this may be rude but it just rubs me the wrong way that people celebrate Christmas but they don't go to church.  It's like their saying they want to get, get, get, but they don't want to give anything of themselves...

-2- Christmas items are in stores before it's even Halloween.  I'm all for marveling in the Christmas spirit but let's at least wait until after Thanksgiving people!

-3- The traffic.  I try to avoid the malls during this time just because of the traffic outside the mall and inside too!  I don't like large crowds at all!

-4- Rarely do I feel like I get to relax and enjoy to season.  Jonathan and I are very busy people...we go go go and I'm fine with that but I would enjoy just a few days to do NOTHING and breathe!

(pictures via Google images)

But...let's end on a good note!  Here is what I LOVE about Christmas time!!!

-1- Remembering why we celebrate Christmas. 

Luke 2:9-12
And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. (10) And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy that will be for all the people. (11) For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. (12) And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”

-2-  Spending time with my amazing family!  (This picture is just my mom and step-dad side)

-3- Decorating the house and lighting our "Christmasy" candles so the house smells and looks amazing!  Here's a sneak peak into our decor...

-4- Finding just the perfect gift and watching them when they open it...LOVE THAT!

-5- Cooler weather that is just perfect for building fires or using the fire pit outside!



Mrs. Huse Clifton said...

You have got a wonderful spirit of the season.

- - - Abby K - - - said...

Agreed on the christmas before halloween! What's up with that!

Great list! And it's always good to remember the Reason for the Season!

Jamie said...

I agree with you!

Your decorations are looking cute!

Melissa Jo said...

I couldn't agree more with you about people who celebrate Christmas who aren't Christians and how commercialized it is.

ty said...

Your traffic picture HAS to be the 405 in LA ... I remember that very well. Woof.

Kalina said...

I completely agree with you about it being too commercialized! It's called CHRIST-mas for a reason!

Love your blog and newest follower! Congrats on the baby on the way :)

Megan said...

Love the way y'all did the family pictures with the colors and such!

MishMish said...

Okay - I love that family picture & how each household is in matching colors (I assume that's what is going on there).

I come from a HUGE family and that would make such a fun picture!!

(I'm also your latest follower - such a cute blog!)

Melanie said...

I TOTALLY agree with your list!! Christmas has become way too commercialized..everyone needs to remember why we celebrate in the first place!!


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