Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Not That Into Christmas

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Is it just me, or is Christmas kind of average this year? Most years, there will be a subtle yet definite lead up to the Christmas week. The holiday is almost upon us and yet I don’t feel that usual sense of anticipation and glee. 

Am I getting old, or is everyone else feeling the same way? I’ve noticed that fewer houses are decorated for the season this year. Instead of the usual intense displays of Christmas lights, nativity scenes and decorations that adorn many houses, only a few motivated souls have bothered to decorate their property. Has the Christmas spirit evaporated? Or are some people still excited by this time of year?

I could be wrong in this, but it feels like the majority of people are ‘over it’. Perhaps the doom and gloom of the financial crisis has stolen Christmas’ thunder. Or maybe, just maybe, people have grown weary of the short-lived joy of giving gifts to people who already have everything they need? 


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