I bought a Christmas tree today. Big deal, right? Well, it kind of is. It’s only the 2nd time in my life I’ve celebrated Christmas. Last year was the 1st.
I didn’t just grow up not celebrating Christmas. I was taught to hate Christmas. As a kid, two things made me nauseous: Late July ads hawking “back to school” gear, and the 1st Christmas lights of the holiday season. Singing carols at school, liver for dinner, and visiting the dentist: Non-joyous. Receiving zero presents, while my friends hit the annual yuletide jackpot: Hellacious.
Celebrating Christmas with my wife and kids was sweet. This year will be even better. But I still think that Santa Claus guy is a perv. Seriously, who put that freak in the mix?