Things have changed so much over the years. It's like the whole world has gone crazy. Technology certainly has played a role in this change.
Maybe you're old enough to remember the way Christmas used to be. As a kid way back when, it was a magical time. Where I came from, it always snowed around Christmas. All of us kids would pile in my dad's old car and drive to the "rich" side of town and see the Christmas lights. It was cool. Something that simple was a big deal.
Then of course, we always looked forward to watching Frosty the Snowman, Santa Clause is Coming To Town and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer on TV every year. I admit, I still like those shows. There was eggnog, the smell of cinamon apple pie and a real pine tree that we decorated (not some plastic piece of shit made in China). Remember Bubble Lights?
Now, everyone is uptight, stressed out and there are certain groups that are trying to ban Rudolph. What the heck? That's just wrong!
So anyway, have a Merry Christmas this year. Try to remember to keep it simple and stress free. You'll be better off.
© Brian Zeleniak