Saturday, December 25, 2010

ChrisV82mas Day 25

When I was a child, Christmas was my favorite holiday. The myth, the magic, the family (the presents!), it was just such a wonderful time of year. As an adult, I see that the myth was a lie, the magic is gone, and, unfortunately, the family is non-existent. In its place is a grossly commercial, crass spectacle where the emphasis is on spending money, which leads to a wildly diverse mix of disappointment, violence, debt and greed. Oh, and the "reason" for the season, baby Jesus? At best, an afterthought. At worst, an excuse to be miserable towards each other. I think Tankard says it best, "Fuck Christmas."