Beautifully decorated Christmas trees make me happy! Hot chocolate with marshmallows satisfy my taste buds as I try to survive the winter chill. I love snow (as long as it doesn’t snow too many times or create thick layers of ice that lead to electrical outages).
Oh yea, back to what I love.
I love the true meaning of Christmas and the gift of salvation it represents. I love giving gifts and seeing the reaction from those opening my presents. I love, LOVE Christmas treats, especially decorating cookies. I love how the mall seems to come alive with shoppers in a way that only happens around Christmas time.
But here’s the thing, I had a revelation while I was sitting in a waiting room today and there was no silence to be had. I think I pretty much hate Christmas music! It’s only November 28th and I’m about sick of Christmas songs.
There’s “Santa Baby” and “Jingle Bell Rock”. You’ve got Christmas carols by the Chipmunks which sound like nails on a chalkboard. They play on the radio over and over and over again. Give me a good Boys II Men rendition of Silent Night and I’m cool, but the annoying tunes that have to do with Frosty and Rudolph…I can do without.
Am I a Grinch? No, I would go that far, but I am counting the days until we can go back to our regularly scheduled (music) program. Until then, thank goodness for CD’s.