I know what you’re thinking, but before you leave a rude comment or stop reading this post—hear me out.
It’s okay to enjoy celebrating Christmas. And I don’t know why or when people decided to hate on people who truly love Christmas because it’s nothing to hate or get angry about.
There are people like me who play Christmas music in November, bake some seasonal goodies to give out to friends and family, and spend a little extra time choosing a special gift for someone.
What’s wrong with that? Why is that so horrible?
Pretty soon, I’ll be hearing comments about my outlandish actions of listening to music, baking, and planning and shopping for gifts.
“I refuse to do anything with Christmas until after Thanksgiving because all Christmas is nowadays is a greed fest.”
“How can you even like the holidays?! It’s not even worth celebrating anymore!”
It’s interesting to see and hear how people respond when I talk about my love for the holidays because there’s nothing to get angry about. So why are people angry?
I think there’s this huge misconception that if you’re baking holiday treats, planning out gifts for loved ones, and listening to music, you’re taking away Thanksgiving. Personally, I consider Thanksgiving to be part of “the holiday season.”
I know you don’t give gifts for Thanksgiving, but it’s about expressing thankfulness and spending time with people you love. This is exactly what you do during the Christmas season. The only difference is that there isn’t 30 days of Thanksgiving movies or special Thanksgiving music. So, I default to Christmas songs and movies instead near this time anyway.
My point is: don’t try to take away someone’s love for the holidays with lame excuses that simply aren’t true. Sure, maybe the holidays aren’t a happy time for them. This I completely understand. However, there’s no need to take away someone’s happiness about Christmas. If they’re playing Christmas music and watching Christmas movies and baking Christmas treats at their own home, how can that possible bother you?
Just let me love Christmas and be in my own little world on Christmas music and Hallmark Holiday movies.
Oh, and this post was my low-key way of telling you that I’m kicking off my holiday blog posts beginning next week. So, if you’re excited about gift ideas for people on your Christmas list, and everything holiday-related, be sure to keep up with me on Twitter and Instagram!
This post is a little food for thought, but I hope you consider it if you’re someone who goes on about their dislike for someone simply because they enjoy the holidays.
Do you love Christmas? Are you looking for to holiday, festive blog posts? Make sure to leave a comment below!