I love everything about the Christmas season. I love going to the mall and buying presents, seeing everything decorated, Christmas music (my Christmas playlist has over 160 songs on it), the TV specials and movies, making Christmas cookies, everything. I can’t wait until we get a good amount of snow so that it looks more like Christmas.
I realize I sound like an over-earnest loser, but I don’t care. This is one thing about myself I hope never changes. I know there are plenty of reasons to stress out over the holidays and that those reasons increase as you get older and have children, but I hope I’m always able to look past them. It’s only a small portion of the year, and we need to enjoy it while it lasts.
Here’s “The Christmas Tree.” This guy does a lot of videos with a wig, dark glasses, and a thick New York accent. I think he’s imitating his mother. My sister showed me this last Christmas, and at first I didn’t think it was that funny, but the more I watched it, the more I liked it.
The title of this one makes it sound sketchy, but it’s not- just hilarious. David Sedaris’s “Six to Eight Black Men” tells about some strange Christmas traditions in the Netherlands (and how it’s legal for the blind to hunt in Michigan). Scroll down a bit to hear Sedaris’s own reading of Six to Eight Black Men.
And finally, a word from my girls Garfunkel and Oates, on the phenomenon known as “Present Face,” which has befallen all of us when we get an unwanted gift.