Where’s the Holiday Spirit?


Oi.. Just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas and have a happy holiday! Hope you all get to enjoy some quality time with family and friends and just relax for the rest of 2008. Do drive carefully and safely if you’ll be driving out in the snow! As for me… it’s just another day come and go ^^.

Now for a little Z Tidbit; I’d like to take this time to talk a little about myself ^^;. While I wish people a “happy holiday” and give presents, I actually don’t have any holiday spirit myself (but I’m neither the grinch nor a scrooge- please refrain reading this as a “sad kid story” type thing ^^;). This is probably because of the way I was raise (Chinese culture and all that); Christmas and Thanksgiving was entirely non-existent in my family. Since the day I’ve learned about such holidays and my family knows what it is, we never actually “celebrate” it. I’ve never received any presents from my parents because “any toy I get will be trashed within a week” (truth)^^;. We just let the day go by like any other day. I couldn’t have believed in Santa because I was told the dude was “made up by people” to begin with and my parents are just too lazy to set up a christmas tree. Yea… no magic there ^^;. In recent years, we’ve gotten better by at least saying “Merry Christmas” in the morning but that is as far as we go. henceforth, I’m not really thrilled by the holidays nor can I relate to people who goes “OMG XMAS IS COMING :D :D :D”. It’s neither a bad nor a good thing for me; I just feel… indifferent. Although I don’t celebrate the holiday, I’m still moved by others and reciprocate the compassion and kindness from others during this time of the year.

In recent years, I’ve actually come to dislike Christmas (not as much as Valentine’s Day though). The “holiday season” became the “holiday shopping season”. All that comes to people’s mind is just “spend spend spend shop shop shop buy buy buy”. All the damn advertisements doesn’t help either. Seriously, I only see the day as an excuse for others to blow up their wallet. It’s all about the sales, it’s all about the gifts, and the spiritual quality of Christmas rots. It’s disgusting. I keep hearing from people that “it doesn’t feel like Christmas anymore” and first thing that comes to their mind is stress- “Ugh. don’t know what to get her/him/them for xmas. ugh”. It just seems like no one is happy about the holiday anymore. No holiday spirit. No more of that “yay! Christmas ^o^”. This is just what I see in general now but I know some people out there are still enjoying Christmas to its fullest. ahahah… Who am I to be talking about holiday spirit? xD The point for this part of the post is… to me, it seems like Christmas is almost entirely materialistic nowayears.

Long post is long. Anyway, hope you all are enjoying your pot roast, eggnog, and whatever holiday goodies you might have! Again, have a wonderful holiday!

13 thoughts on “Where’s the Holiday Spirit?

  1. Yosh! But, since i’m not Christian,
    i only can say Happy long holiday!!

    oh yeah what i mean refrigerator is, at that temperature, maybe your room as freez as the ref. Unless you have a heater ^^

  2. HJappy holidays, anyway here a quote a random guy told me.
    “People base their identity on the items they possess”

  3. Well, I was raised wondering when the big round bearded guy in a red suit would give me on this day. Around the late-’90s I stopped believing in that. As I’m not religious, it’s become more of a family-based holiday; an excuse to get and give presents and everyone being as happy as possible. In different and personal ways, I’ve become more of a “Bah, Humbug!” type person, even though I still try and give out stuff to family.

    With that mentioned; the day is far from being over for me. Thus far I’ve got a book I’m not interested in (but would be grossed out by… and that’s exactly the purpose of the book), and I have to wait until later in the day or evening… I would guess once again my Christmas would be without Gunpla or anything Gundam-related, unless I have something shipped in. *shrug*

    But most importantly, I want to get the world off my mind and bring a smile to at least a couple or more people in my family with what I’ve got them. Christmas, for me, is about the family, and I’d be content with that.

  4. As long as you don’t mad when people day “Merry Christmas” than you’re a good person.
    This last week I had to be so careful saying it and people getting offended blah!

    Our family doesn’t really celebrate it but we do use it as an excuse to have a family gathering and have turkey!

  5. Same here. No Christmas spirit in my family. No tree, no decorations, nothing. It’s my favorite holiday and at the same day, the saddest holiday for me.

  6. By now, Christmas is very commercialised from what I’ve seen so far. My family doesn’t celebrate much, as we celebrate my mother’s birthday instead, which happens to be on Christmas Day ^^; Christmas this year is more like a big family reunion (as my cousins are here as well), which I don’t mind much despite no Christmas tree or presents. On the other hand hope you have a nice holiday and have many gunpla to occypy you~

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