The Christmas Season

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After Halloween, we tend to jump right over Thanksgiving and plow straight into the hype and SPEND SPEND SPEND! mentality that is the Christmas season. I remember just last week walking into a Target that had a Happy Thanksgiving sign hanging from the ceiling right next to a display of a sleigh riding  Santa Claus being led by his famous reindeer.

I know that the song says this is the most wonderful time of the year, and it honestly is for some people.

Like me.

I thoroughly get into the holiday spirit once I know that Christmas is coming. My parents and I put up the tree, decorate the windows with lights, we drink “eggnog”, listen to Christmas songs and enjoy each other and the season because for us Christmas is a time to spend with the ones you love the most.

Conversely, you have people who don’t like the holidays at all. Some don’t like it because of its ties to religion while others don’t like it just because they don’t like it.

Ever since the introduction of political correctness it has become almost impossible to use certain words without offending someone and this idea is more prevalent during the Christmas season than at any other time of the year.

We’ve gone from Merry Christmas, to Merry X-Mas to Happy Holidays and Seasons Greetings. We used to go to office Christmas parties, now they’re office Holiday parties. Our need to appease everyone has become such a priority that we scoff at the opinions of others who say anything to the contrary.

Take for instance former child star Kirk Cameron.

He has grown into quite the outspoken (no pun intended) character, and his views have been known to cause quite a stir for many who may find him a bit eccentric.

Recently he has been speaking out on the over commercialization of Christmas and taken a stand to put the Christ back into Christmas.

And honestly he’s entitled to his opinion. Unfortunately, since Kirk is known for launching into tirades that make you cock your head to the side and look at him like this, he went on to say more things.

In an effort to promote his self produced holiday film Saving Christmas Kirk has been making the rounds and shaking his fist against all of those who are taking the Mary out of Christmas. However, Captain Save-A-Ho Ho Ho believes that the best way for Christmas to be saved is by the women who are the keepers of the home.

“Let your children, your family, see your joy in the way that you decorate your home this Christmas, in the food that you cook, the songs you sing, the stories you tell, and the traditions that you keep,’ says Cameron. ‘Invite your whole neighborhood into your Christmas, and invite the world into our story of our king and his kingdom.”

Basically, ladies, get to decoratin’, bakin’ and cleanin’ for the holidays! It is one of the traditions that Kirk fears we’re losing in these modern times.

Personally a lot of the women I know have barely enough time to decorate their faces with make-up in the morning let alone put together a Christmas extravaganza for their family, friends and neighborhood.

I applaud Kirk for speaking his mind because that’s something he’s never really had an issue with doing. And it must suck to constantly open your mouth and unleash an opinion that’s more likely in the minority of what others believe.

Still, whenever he pops up I always think of it more like the faint cries from a former celebrity who still craves the attention from a time in his life that is clearly over

In any case, let’s not be so quick to rush into the Holiday season this year. If for any other reason so that Kirk and Saving Christmas will quietly pass through our lives like Santa Claus does once a year.

 

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