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Saturday, December 22, 2007

My Holiday Wish to You All-


I am picking up on a theme amongst my fellow bloggers, and that is one of dissing the Holidays. I find that sad- surely one can ignore the rampant commercialism and all the other crap and still enjoy the holiday season?

I love this time of year. Well, I hate the weather, because I am a beach and outdoor guy at heart, and I loathe being cold, but I love the dramatic snowstorms, the good cheer and the feeling of renewal and hope. I love the parties, and the cameraderie that people who are not knocking each other over the head to buy crap at Wal*Burp seem to feel this time of year.

You do not have to believe in Jesus, or anything else, to take part. It's just a special time of year. One of renewal, perhaps, or being grateful for what we have, and we, as Westerners, tend to have a lot. Perhaps you may just want to light a candle for somebody or something that means something to you.

May you all be happy now, and in the coming year!

PS- this ins't my last post before Xymas- we're home this year, so expect a few more, but I wanted to post this tonight.

16 comments:

Joey Polanski said...

Im wif YOU, Colonel.

Wanna split a can o Who Hash?

Buzzardbilly said...

Merry Christmas.

Mmmm. Who Hash. What? Can? Don't you smoke Who Hash?

FOUR DINNERS said...

Happy Crimbo mate. Have a cracker and don't forget. Getting pissed is compulsory!

Mike said...

Merry Christmas Colonel.

I think losing sight of what the holiday is really all about is leading to a lot of bah-humbugedness out here.

AngryMan said...

Wifey and I are celebrating Giftmas by playing Risk Godstorm, rummy, and chess. Also by waking to find that our Panthers almost pulled the greatest upset in history last night. At least we took down T.O., though.

Malach the Merciless said...

I agree 100%

Joey Polanski said...

Yeah. I dont know what alla this modern dissin of Christmas is all about.

I mean, it usta be, back in th day, that Charlie Brown was th ONLY prson I knew who coud take a wondrful seasn like Christmas and turn it into a problm.

Sara Sue said...

Why can't we have those feelings all year? Why must it be a "season"?

sirdar said...

I like this time of year because I get a break between Christmas and New Years :-) OK that is selfish but I do that that time to visit and have a relaxing time.

You mentioned that we have so much and you are right. We know someone who is down in Guatemala doing missions work. Here is a post that brings people back to reality. With My Eyes
He doesn't point these out to help his cause, he just points them out.

here today, gone tomorrow said...

Merry Christmas, Colonel Colonel to you, your wife and the Felines.

Phoebe Fay said...

Merry Chris Moose, Colonel. I don't mean to be one of the grinches. But the truth is, I associate the holidays with stress, always have, even as a kid. It's some combination of S.A.D. and the wretched perfectionist who lives inside my head and tells me it's all supposed to be Norman Rockwell and Martha Stewart.

I'm trying to be better, trying to recreate traditions in ways that bring me joy instead of stress, trying to stay focused on the good and avoid the crass. It's a process.

I do love solstice though! No reservations there. Yay for the rebirth of the sun god!

Joey Polanski said...

Ummm ...

Did you edit yer Jesus refrence?

Catalyst said...

Colonel. I went to the candle site and lit a candle for each person I think needs a little, or a lot of, help at this season of the year.



The place burned down.

Beach Bum said...

Merry Christmas Colonel, if someone brings the Who Hash I've got a roast beast to carve down on the coast. Well, actually my uncle is BBQ a pig tomorrow, I'd take pictures but it ain't pretty.

Colonel Colonel said...

Joey: Wanna split a can o Who Hash?

Much as I still have a problem killing trees to celebrate the season, I have come to regard the wholesale slaughter of innocent Whos just so we can have Who Hash at our table to be wrong.

Buzzardbilly: Mmmm. Who Hash. What? Can? Don't you smoke Who Hash?

We bring out that Who Hash for the Christmas Bash.

FOUR DINNERS: Have a cracker and don't forget. Getting pissed is compulsory!

We're sure 'nuff working on it!

Mike: I think losing sight of what the holiday is really all about is leading to a lot of bah-humbugedness out here.

With all the commercials and crap crammed into our faces, it really easy to get overwhelmed.

AngryMan: Wifey and I are celebrating Giftmas by playing Risk Godstorm, rummy, and chess.

Rum & Strip Chess- now there's a recipe for a Happy Holiday!

Malach: I agree 100%

As my wife would say, "well of course you do- I'm right".

Joey: it usta be, back in th day, that Charlie Brown was th ONLY prson I knew who coud take a wondrful seasn like Christmas and turn it into a problm.

He did know how to pick a nice tree, though.

Sara Sue: Why can't we have those feelings all year? Why must it be a "season"?

If any of us could have those feelings all year I'm sure we'd all be a lot happier- but I think the "season" thing can be useful- it lets everyone bring their schedules together, vacations let families gather, etc. But you've got a good point.

sirdar: You mentioned that we have so much and you are right. We know someone who is down in Guatemala doing missions work. Here is a post that brings people back to reality.

I have a friend who sponsors a mission for street kids down there and yes, it does put things in perspective.

HTGT: Merry Christmas, Colonel Colonel to you, your wife and the Felines.

Our cats say "prrrrrrrrr!"

Phoebe: I do love solstice though! No reservations there. Yay for the rebirth of the sun god!

Yayyy!!!!!! I'm getting the lawn chairs lubed and re-furbished as we speak.

Joey: Did you edit yer Jesus refrence?

A tiny bit; I wanted the post to be more about everyone than me. It was really meant to apply to all, whatever they believe.

Catalyst: I went to the candle site and lit a candle for each person I think needs a little, or a lot of, help at this season of the year. The place burned down.

Yeah, that happened to me a few times. I lit some candles for the Bush Administration once and the entire site imploded.

Beach Bum: If someone brings the Who Hash I've got a roast beast to carve down on the coast. Well, actually my uncle is BBQ a pig tomorrow, I'd take pictures but it ain't pretty.

So that's where Porky went. Another calamity for Cartoonville! Oh well- I hope he's delicious!

Bruce, a work in progress said...

I'm with you 100% my friend. I love the holidays and I'm delighted having my family around me. I hope you and your's have a wonderful holiday.