It is Christmas Day and one of the few things that make it Christmas Day is the fact we are with family. Or at least you should be. Also you eat and drink a ton of food. You open presents to find things you don't want. But in the end realize it's the thought that counts even if for a fleeting moment. Than you go back to the stores on Boxing Day in Canada and return the crap you got the day before. But that's another tale for a time. You see people being nice because it's expected of them. Also people are grinning and bearing their immense debt. But if it's their credit card namely Capital One, than I get the pleasure or displeasure of calling them telling them to fork over some damn money to payoff their credit card. Oh the irony of talking about money during Christmas. Wait... corporate North America is laughing all the way to the bank because of people buying everything on store shelves.
Yes, it does seem like a lot of people are taking Christ out of Christmas. Jesus is the reason for the season as the old saying goes. So is Christmas becoming just another day? Is it just another excuse to eat and drink tons without any guilt? The questions should be about Jesus, his birth, and all that. But when you are bombarded with images thanks to corporate North America you are not necessarily thinking about that. Also, do atheists or non-believers celebrate Christmas? Just some things to think about.
All in all I have a nice quiet day. Did you? We don't do as much stuff with my cousins, aunts, uncles as we used to. But I still try to see them regularly.
Anyways, lets be cliche, but appropriate... to you and yours have a merry Christmas