We seem to have a lot of Grinches and Scrooges during the Holidays
By N.B. Yomi
December 3, 2016 2:19pm CST
I was originally going to post thistle day after Thanksgiving, since posting it on Thanksgiving would've soured my holiday spirit. But I've recently noticed that there seems to be a lot of Grinches and Scrooges during this time of year. When I went shopping for Thanksgiving Dinner the Wednesday before Thanksgiving Day, I heard about the Standing Rock pipeline protest, to which an interviewed opted to explain "the real history of Thanksgiving." Basically the whole "The Pilgrims stole the lands from the natives and slaughtered them in the process." I was reminded of how there are people who go around saying how Christians stole "Christmas" from the Pagans, which has baffled me. Yes there are several traditions in Christmas derived from the Pagan holiday Yule, like the holiday reefs, Christmas Tree, and holiday ham. And from some of the pagans I've spoken to, Yule is still celebrated by Pagans. Thus as one who understands the balance of the universe, I think such debby-downers about Thanksgiving and Christmas simply to insight more chaos all-be-it ignorantly. I say this because they seem to miss the point of these holidays. They miss the point that these holidays are about thankfulness and good will towards men. Oh well such is life, but I won't let such mortal idiocy ruin my fun!
8 people like this
• United States
3 Dec 16
The commercialized holidays can kiss my you-know-what... seriously, it's a 4.5 week buying frenzy bracketed by days of gluttony on this side of the pond. And then the new year is right around the corner, so you can vow to fix the overeating and overspending you did during the holidays... just to repeat it again next year.
• Dallas, Texas
3 Dec 16
@Mike197602 You hate the commercialism of Christmas? I'd say you sound like the protagonist from my series"Apocalyptic Christmas," but that was based off of my own perceptions of Christmas' commercialism, so I can relate to your cynical perception. I detest how overly commercialized Christmas is, hence why I try to not let it bug me when it pops up in October. And I implied in the post I'm aware of some of the traits in Christmas taken from Paganism, but people make it sound like Yule is an eternally outlawed Holiday forgotten by the sands of time. When in actuality Yule's still celebrated to this day. It's just not commercially supported.