Are You a Santa or a Grinch?

5 Dec

I tried my best not to fall into the trend but clearly I failed at doing so. It is holiday season and in every single store that I walk into I hear fa, la, la, la, la music. Clearly, I may fall into the category of being a Grinch but I am not sure if I ever fell into the category of being a Santa. Christmas annoys me sometimes I don’t understand why people go broke over this holiday. I plan to explain to my children that Christmas is a day where people go broke, well I won’t say that to them, but I will say that they shouldn’t expect above and beyond they should expect the norm. You should want to give every day if you could. My children shouldn’t feel that they should wait until Christmas to get a gift they were eyeing all year long. It seems unreal to me. However, I do look forward to two things around the holiday season. First, a Caramel Brule at Starbucks which is the most amazing drink ever and it is only available for a month or so and second, sales at department stores after Christmas Day. I can shop with a Caramel Brule in my hand and get amazing deals on anything I want at department stores. Perfect combo! What is it that you look forward to around the holiday season? Are you a Grinch or a Santa? I am a Grinch; I think Christmas is just another day.

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7 Responses to “Are You a Santa or a Grinch?”

  1. iamforchange December 5, 2011 at 7:10 pm #

    Oh I am a Grinch…lol 🙂 Nice post!

  2. unwrittentruth December 5, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

    Haha, i’m a grinch. i don’t mind the music for maybe 1/2 hour a day, but the problem is all the other radio stations are suddenly playing jingle bells & i can’t get a break! SO FRUSTRATING. i love writing little cards to people & there are some awesome sales. but still, i can’t stand it when people aren’t grateful for what they get. i’ll save my money for birthday gifts or surprises when they don’t expect it. sure, maybe i’ll knit a scarf, or burn them an awesome CD, but i don’t like the ‘gimme’ attitude that looms over the ‘season of giving’… nice post!

  3. willowdot21 December 5, 2011 at 7:58 pm #

    Hi Christmas is over blown. It is too commercial sadly the true meaning is lost. I do like Christmas but not all my memories are good. Iove this blog though Thanks for sharing xx

  4. aFrankAngle December 6, 2011 at 8:27 am #

    I’m a Santa who doesn’t like the commercialism, yet one who believes Santa is real.

  5. Haasflow December 6, 2011 at 10:14 pm #

    My brother is a Xmas baby. I am sort of biased towards that fact. We have always overly celebrated the holiday and the birth of both growing up. I grew to stray away from it all due to my beliefs but I will always cherish the day, my brother is my all. The art of giving should be done wisely though, never confuse giving as a means to impress or go broke. The gifts can be material based or can be creatively thought out. Effective communication with children, young adults to grown ups is definitely important!

  6. worrywarts-guide-to-weight-sex-and-marriage December 7, 2011 at 2:30 pm #

    I’m with you. Not a grinch, not a Santa. My husband and I don’t give each other gifts at Christmas time because 1) too much pressure and it just never works out (except for some lady my size at Goodwill) , and 2) we treat ourselves during the year. Unfortunately, we did not manage to pass this tradition down to our children.

  7. anayarivenwood December 9, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

    Hubby and I buy what we want (within reason, of course) during the year. We don’t do it with our kids so much, they’re 18 and 19. We want them to not expect their every whim to be satisfied. So far, it seems to be working. Son wants to replace his computer so would like donations to the cause. He’s not expecting it all to be paid for. Daughter has a list of books and CDs that she would like but she doesn’t expect them all, either. Both of them will be happy with whatever has their name on it on the big day.

    Otherwise I’m not impressed with the buying of presents. Not because I’m Scrooge or anything. It’s hard to know what to buy people who don’t actually need anything. Plus there is so much trash marketed as this year’s “must have”, it’s hard to find something appropriate. AND I hate crowds so shopping is not my favourite thing this month. Think I’ll hibernate till February. lol.

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