Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Yes, It's Christmas
So the lights are up and the neighborhood looks very festive in the evening. Even the Pakistani family has put up a very large snow globe on their front lawn. Now they are true Americans. Our neighborhood is very multicultural for this part of California. Except for the Russians, I mean Ukrainians, who still are having trouble with all the holiday cheer and can't understand why we have dogs.
We use to have a family from Germany living in the 'hood for about 8 years. They always had great parties with wonderful food. We where sad when they moved back to Europe. But Marlis took our tradition of Christmas lights on the house with her. I guess she was quite the hit in her new neighborhood in Sweden when she decorated the outside of her new home with Christmas lights. I hope they where the blinking ones. Leave it to us tacky Americans to have too much bling for the holidays.
Just shoot me now and get it over with. There wasn’t one good holiday show that didn't involve a murder or sex or some dysfunctional family with sick humor. Why????
So when you can't see it on TV or in the movies, put some sparkly lights on your house and turn on some Christmas music, really loud so the neighbors know it's here and what is on TV is not what it is about.
Christmas in not about gifts, and who is buying cars for Christmas? It's not about the decoration and lights but about a baby that was born to save mankind and boy do we need him now. Well, at least I do!