Switch things up this Christmas season

By no means am I trying to come across as Scrooge here, but I’ve got some opinions to share regarding Christmas.

There a few things associated with Christmas that we perceive to be traditions, and personally, I really don’t understand why. I was thinking about this the other day, and I was thinking about how these things have been engraved into our beings for so damn long that we arguably don’t give some of these traditions second thought.

I, however, do.

For example, why the hell are we forced to endure Christmas music halfway through November? Why can’t we wait until December, at least, and avoid all of us wanting to remove our ears and replace them with Christmas baubles? And, on the topic of Christmas music, why is there NEVER any new music recorded?! It’s the same damn shit year after year. I don’t think it would get on my nerves to the extent it does now if someone brought forth some new songs for the holidays.

Apparently Kelly Clarkson has released a Christmas album that contains a lot of her own original Christmas music, so she is exempt from my criticism.

Bless you, Kelly.

Another Christmas tradition I’m quarrelling internally with is the concept that turkey must be served for Christmas dinner, along with all of the traditional fixings like mashed potatoes, corn, carrots and stuffing. While these foods are delicous (minus dry-ass turkey), why can’t we switch things up and order Chinese food, or Mexican food? Why does it always have to be the traditonal Christmas feast? Have breakfast for dinner and go completely batshit crazy if you so wish.

I would like to acknowledge my apparent privilege in this post, because I am well aware that there are folks out there who would give anything for a Christmas dinner, or listening to Christmas tunes. These are just some of my own observations I thought I would express to all of you.

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