All the stress, angry soccer moms from Wilmette, Illinois, and spending for one singular day is over. The Pagan holiday formally known as Christmas has come to an end. For some, it's a special day of gift giving and lots of eating. For others, it's a day where all the hair pulling and screaming builds up to it.
For me, I'm glad it's over. It's too stressful for me to handle getting gifts out. It can also be an expensive endeavor, especially when you're trying to make ends meet in a new residency. Even with a $30 cap, it's tough trying to get everyone the gift they desire while staying afloat financially. Then, there's this.
All this over the birth of Jesus. What's ironic is that Americans that shop on Black Friday do this on Thanksgiving, a day where you're supposed to be thankful. Every time Americans shop on Black Friday, there should be a bald eagle present to represent the Americana oozing out of this ritual. In fact, Santa Claus should have his sleigh ran by bald eagles instead of reindeer. That would be pure America. At least Canadians are formal when they do their Black Friday shopping.
I'm sure I'm not alone when I say I'm glad Christmas is over. The oversaturated commercialization, the hassles, the overplayed songs, everything. A Pagan holiday that has become drenched with images of St. Nick and the hottest deals has become a major turnoff of other people such as myself. BAH HUMBUG!
My life! Food, sports, school. It's what it is!