Now that we established, yesterday, that it doesn’t matter what holiday you are celebrating, let us move on with the cheer. I’ve honestly had most of this list since early November, but I hate when Christmas invades other holidays and didn’t want to publish this until the first of December.
Happy first of December everyone! Time to start rocking the Trans Siberian Orchestra music!
In totally honesty, I love giving gifts. I don’t think I’m very good at it, but I love it all the same. I want people to know I care and I want to bring them joy with whatever I come up with. Isn’t that what the holidays are all about?
Every year since I’ve known D, he has asked me not to get him anything (he’s a bit of a Grinch) and every year I tell him that I don’t care because I’m getting him something anyway. This year he pulled a new one on me. He asked, what about what I want? What I want is nothing? I told him the same thing I tell him every year, I don’t care.
The holiday season isn’t about wanting and it’s not about getting. Instead, it’s about giving and many people give to their children and families even if they have little. Christmas has obvious roots in the celebration of the birth of Christ. Set the whole debate about what you do or don’t, should or shouldn’t believe about that. Look at it like this.
There is a parent, who has a child. This child is both separate from the parent, but the same. The parent loves the child like all parents love their children. Then, the parent see a world of souls in need of help. The only path to help these souls is for the child to be put among them, even though the souls will surely kill the child. When this happens, the child will fight death for all the souls. The child, who is both separate from the parent, but the same, will do this alone. When the child returns from the dead, all the souls will be saved.
Christmas celebrates the day that child came to a world of suffering souls. It’s a gift I think few parents would be able to give. It’s a gift given out of a great love. So, when Christmas comes around, I like to celebrate the great love I have in my life by giving to them. I give to my family, my friends and to D (whether he likes it or not) to acknowledge them as significant people in my life. This isn’t always in the form of a physical gift and we all know it doesn’t have to be a physical gift. Sometimes, the gift is driving for hours in snowy weather just to spend time with loved ones. Sometimes, the gift is being there for a loved one during a time of need.
Since it is December first, I give my blessing for everyone to thoroughly freak out about Chrismahanukwanzakah (not that you needed my blessing to start freaking out)!
Lastly, here is my obligatory wish list more for my reference than anyone else’s. When someone asks what I want, I need to have more to say than “uh……”
TK’s Christmas Wish List:
- Pay one or both of my student loan payments for a month
- Make an extra payment on one of my student loans
- Call to say hi or comment on my blog
- The Book of Jezebel
- Tickets to Chicago the musical
- Tickets to Mamma Mia!
- Dark Swan Limited Edition graphic novels Volumes 1 – 4
- Bleach: Collection 1
- Clothes for rock climbing and working out (especially legging-esque workout pants)
- Victoria Secret gift card (I need a new swim suit)
- Victoria Secret yoga pant leggings
- Distant Worlds DVD
- Gift card to Burlington Coat Factory
- The Year Without Pants
- The Hunger Games DVD
- Dogma DVD
- Les Mis DVD
- The Vampire Academy graphic novels
- Tangled DVD
- Final Fantasy XIII
- Duke Nukem Forever
- Assassin’s Creed
- Remember Me