Polar Opposites… When is Christmas Too Early?

This is a very polarizing commentary, but I want to hear your reactions/comments/thoughts. Why is it so wrong to want to start celebrating Christmas early? Now hear me out.

Christmas brings out the best in people. People are more generous at Christmastime. People are generally in better moods. I worked retail. I know this for a fact.

Christmas means traditions. That one special ornament on the tree. Meeting at your aunt’s on Christmas Eve for family get togethers. Going on a drive to see Christmas lights. Making Christmas cookies using your grandma’s recipes. Bell ringing. Setting up the nativity scene. Getting that ONE stocking stuffer that’s been a gag gift every year since you can remember. Christmas service at church.

Speaking of food. Cookies. Fudge. Ham. Wassail. Sweet Potatoes. Cranberry Sauce. Turkey. Fruit Cake.

Those special moments. Sitting in the living room, with the other lights off, staring at the Christmas tree. Grabbing a cup of eggnog and watching “White Christmas” or “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” on TV. Passing someone on the street and saying Merry Christmas with a smile, and them saying it back. A fresh snow.

As we get older, families grow, and people move away, the Magic of Christmas changes to the Stress of Christmas. I get that. I live in the same world you do. But instead of harping on others who want to start those Christmas memories and feelings early, can we not try to recall the feeling you got when you were six or seven, running down the stairs on Christmas morning, and seeing what Santa brought? Or waiting with anticipation as you wait for your significant other to open that one special gift you gave them?

Maybe then, you can start remembering that the magic is better than anything else during this time, and then maybe, the disdain of the Holiday Season will transform. Or if you can’t let the magic back in your heart, try volunteering for a charity. Ring a bell. Buy an angel off a tree. And let those that enjoy the Christmas season enjoy it without hearing your Grinchiness.

 

 

What are your thoughts? We wanna hear them too! How soon is too soon for Christmas?

Top 3 Things: Sexiest Men Edition

 

People has announced the Sexiest Man Alive for 2014. Congratulations? to Chris Hemsworth! #gorgeousman

 

As I clicked through the list of previous holders of the title of Sexiest Man Alive, I found myself wondering….who would top my own personal list of sexiest men….hmmm.

 

Here are the Top 3 Men for my own Sexiest Man Alive list:

Lets face it. This is the list to everyone wants to be on. ;)

 

#3 Ryan Gosling

 

#2 Bradley Cooper

 

#1 Benedict Cumberbatch…obviously

Who would make up YOUR Top 3 Sexiest Men Alive list??