Anyone else not excited about the holidays?
Growing up I always used to look forward to the holiday season. I have a big family and each year we would gather at a different relatives’ home on Christmas Eve for a big dinner and then, at midnight, open up our presents. However, my number one favorite thing about the holiday season was that special warm, fuzzy, happy feel in the air during the weeks preceding Christmas. Back in my home country holiday decor is not up until 2 weeks before Christmas and, traditionally, everything comes down on January 6th (Day of the Kings as its known in my culture, or Epiphany in the US), but now that I live in the US, by the time Christmas comes around I’m so desensitized that it just doesn’t feel special anymore…everything just feels overdone and overly commercialized. Especially in Orlando, with the theme parks and all, which start putting up Christmas stuff the day after Halloween (the super Walmart close to where I live had holiday stuff up on the shelves the second week of October!!).
I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels this way, but I’m just curious to know everyone else’s take on the sudden influx of holiday-themed…everything…which normally starts right around the first week of November. Do you like it? Hate it? Or do you just not care either way?
P.s. this is not meant to be a religious discussion nor do I want to alienate anyone who does not celebrate Christmas, and as such I would like to get everyone’s input, regardless of your religion (or lack thereof) and whether or not you celebrate Christmas or any other variation of the holidays.