Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Hold the Holitude

Now is the time when you better go out and actually enjoy that feeling of Christmas -- you know, before everyone develops their stressed, anxious and bad holiday attitude, or holitude, as I like to call it. It is that time of year-- and it doesn't last long --where people are friendly, will hum Christmas jingles, look at the Christmas lights, take the kids to see Santa, and more or less get into the spirit of Christmas. It is a small window however, just a few days really, and if you miss it, well, you're pretty much scrooged-- so to speak.

A few days of holiday festivities and parties when you still feel you have time to get everything you need accomplished, bought, wrapped, and generally up and ready to go before the big rush. It happens right before you start to see that panic in people's eyes, the stress in their voice, and the overall horror that makes you think that adding Xanax to the general water supply might not be such a bad idea. It is no wonder that in just a few short days people will want to lock themselves in their homes and not come out until after New Year's. Yes, it won't be long before your kindly counter clerk will look out with glazed eyes, people will fight you for the last bit of wrapping paper, and panicked shoppers will assume that shell-shocked look of refugees under siege. So, I like to get out now and enjoy the festivities while I can. The happy season of Christmas is shorter then you think because it won't be long before that joyous holiday window will be closing...and then it's every man for himself.

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