This year, I'm feeling very "Bah Humbug" about the whole Christmas season. In the past, I have always been fairly excited, happy to put up decorations and to find the perfect gifts.
This year, I was not even able to come up with something I wanted for Christmas.
I've never understood people who could not get into the Christmas spirit. In fact, I have scorned them, certain that they were cold-hearted and bitter. Now, it seems like those Christmas cynics may have the right idea.
It is not Christmas itself that I have an issue with but with what the holiday has become. It is just an excuse to outdo each other - to give the very best gift, to make our house look brighter and better than our neighbor's, to score the holiday's hot toy. How much of that really matters?
Who can even remember what last year's must-have toy was? The Wii seems fantastic now, flying off the shelves in minutes after shipments come in. But a year from now there will be something else. There's always something else.