Hmm its that time of year isnt it, the time when we are bombarded with demands to be happy, to be cheerful, to be festive, to be good lil consumers and to follow the crowd to consumer heaven.
Yes, im a grinch! Well not exactly, I just dont see the point of having something pushed in my face like this. Id much prefer a general feel of goodwill to fellow people all year round, little things here and there, a general nudge to be nice to fellow humans in our vicinity and hope it has a snowball effect.
Christmas doesnt really do that for me. The packaged christmas is here to stay and it sucks.
Dont get me wrong, I love the feelgood factor, I just dont like the forced element. I want to relax after a year at work, surrounded by my nearest and dearest, all cosy in the warmth with the cold outside. Doing homely wholesome activities, fire blazing, good food, good company and good cheer.
I dont need coca cola adverts for that. I dont need hollywood schmaltzy movies for that. I dont need adverts constantly on television for that!
All I need is some savings, plenty of stuff in my kitchen cupboards, good friends and some form of entertainment.
That to me is a perfect christmas in a nutshell.