Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas this year.

It's been nearly a month since I've written a post. I think it's a record!

So, Christmas this year will be strange for me. It really is going to be just like any other day
and no, not for the reasons you think: Sure, I'm an atheist, but I've got nothing against Christmas. Ultimately, it's a secular holiday with a religious name and a few religious traditions attached to it (and, really, it always has been).

No, this will be the first Christmas I'll be spending more or less like every other day. I'll have no family in town, and all of my friends have elected not to do gift exchanges this year... This makes Christmas shopping REALLY easy, but still I feel like I'm missing out on something, and I'm not quite sure why. Despite not having anything against Christmas, neither have I any particular attachment to it... Still, it feels like I should be doing SOMETHING on the 25th.

Any ideas?

3 comments:

[kɹeɪ̯ɡ̊] said...

I'm more or less in the same situation this year.

[kɹeɪ̯ɡ̊] said...

I'm probably going to get drunk and watch tv.

Elaine said...

I'll be at The Utah Pride Center (Cafe Marmalade) from 9-5, volunteering, playing games or watching movies with whoever comes by - I figure Christmas is like any other day to me, so I may as well make someone else's happier, someone who wishes they had family or friends or plans that day :)