Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Rant

Okay, it's been a long time since I've done a "Rant". I've attempted typing up some rants actually, but end up deleting & not posting. I'm sometimes fear I may offend someone -- but please realize, this is supposed to be taken with a sense of humor.

I think 2 years ago I did a rant on Christmas shopping, and I figured I'd do a round 2 on "Christmas Rant". Now before you read this (because you'll probably think I'm a spiritless grinch after this post) -- I love the season. I wait anxiously for Black Friday so I can wear Christmas socks, listen to Frank Sinatra Christmas music on Pandora, and almost always carry a candy cane in my purse.

But there are a few things that don't bring me so much "Jolly Joy" during the holidays:

  • The crowded grocery store. I don't think I need to elaborate on this one.
  • The grocery store's holiday marketing. Keep the baking items in the baking aisle, please. When the chocolate chips & baking soda used to be in the baking ailse -- they are now in some special "Christmas Baking Display". So you learn, and go straight to the "Christmas Display" next time returning to the store...but the "Display" only has selected items. Just keep things in the aisle it's supposed to be, please.
  • Blow-up Christmas Decorations. We all love snowmen. We all love Santa. But do we really need to get a blow-up machine that is larger than a semi to truly display our love for Christmas?
  • The wife @ your husband's company Christmas party who didn't feel like putting an dress over her slip. So appears to be wearing lingerie. Christmas parties are typically a networking event - where you want to make a positive impression on others (even as the spouse). No one cares to see your cleavage, lady.
  • Jingle bells. We had a representative @ our hospital last week who had jingle bell earings & jingle bells on her name badge. Every time she moved  her bells rang. This really brought the "grinch" out in many of us. I'm all about the Christmas spirit, but really?
  • The awkwardness our media has with the word "Christmas". The crazies who proclaim they are offended by the "Christmas Tree". Really? An evergreen tree that has been around since the 1400's is suddenly offensive. It had never been such a problem until recent years.


Jess said...

Gotta say - I agree with you about everything you said here!

One of my biggest Christmas "rants" is how people just turn into crazies while in any parking lot, trying to find a spot. Nothing like the Christmas season to bring out the best in people...

Marlys said...

It is shocking to me how our leaders want to remove Christmas from our country! What exactly are the Holidays about at this time of year? I feel like Charlie Brown - Good Grief! And God help us!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Ha, I like your rants. It's not like you post them very often, so I wouldn't worry about it! :) You gotta say what annoys you from time to time!

I went grocery shopping last Friday and oh my word, I have never seen the store or liquor store so busy!! Seems so early for it to already be so busy!

Mama Nastase said...

I totally agree about the grocery store baking display! Now our Fry's is going through a remodel and I can't find a thing! The parking lot situation is the worst at Christmas time. Somehow "the season" brings out "the insanity"! lol

Marlys said...

Miss you!

Talking Thirty said...

Your last rant made me laugh. I posted a similar rant on my blog, but from the opposite point of view: Just to be clear, I totally get what you are saying in your rant and I don't disagree necessarily. At the same time I also want to say "happy holidays" without getting attacked for that either.