East of the Sun, West of the Moon

2005/12/25

Merry Christmas

Filed under: General — Erwin @ 3:04 pm

On the one hand I don’t care one way or another what it’s called, it’s a money-wasting fest and very few people stand still to pay attention to the (more recent) Christian origins of today, they just want to open their presents, watch the game, etc.

On the other hand I don’t care one way or another what it’s called, I’ve long since stopped believing in any god, Christian or otherwise, so whatever it’s called, I’m not all that interested.

On the… third hand I don’t care one way or another what it’s called, it’s my birthday but after moving to the U.S. I’ve given up on celebrating it on the actual day and am opening gifts together with my father-in-law now on the 28th to avoid being overwhelmed by the aforementioned gift-fest. Sure, it coincided with Christmas just as much when I was still in the Netherlands but as the whole gift-giving there was at that point still mostly concentrated around December 5 (Sinterklaas or Sint Nicolaas, look it up) that didn’t get in the way nearly so much.

All that side… Merry Christmas, happy holidays, etc. Hope you enjoy visiting your friends or relatives if you do and if not, hope you get some well-deserved peace and quiet. 😉

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