Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Just Isn't as Magical

or you will have a lot of explaining to do

Okay so now that's out of the way.... over the last few years I've found that Christmas is suddenly just upon me. When I was a kid it seemed like Christmas took forever to get here. Every day I woke up in excitement and ticked off the days but it always felt so far away. I don't know about you, or if you celebrate Christmas, but Christmas was always a big deal in our house and it was always a magical time of year for me. To this day the smell of a Christmas tree (a REAL ONE... we don't get no fake trees in our house) is my favorite smell, and I think it's because of my childhood Christmases.

Over the last few years Christmas just hasn't felt as magical. The snow is a life-threatening, time consuming gray sludge, not magical fluffy white stuff that I could roll in, build with, and eat. Although I look forward to Christmas and really enjoy this time of year (aside from the cold), it just isn't as enchanting and exciting anymore. Whenever it came up in conversation I always say something like, "Ever since I found out the big man wasn't for real, Christmas hasn't been as magical." 

Then one day I was driving home, thinking it'd be so much easier to just drive my car off the road into a ditch instead of trying to get everything done and it dawned on me - it's not my disbelief in Santa that has made Christmas less magical. That's not it at all. I've drawn pictures to illustrate why, I feel, Christmas is less magical for me as an adult than it was for me as a child.

I'm pretty sure I've figured out where the magic went.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Winter Solstice, Merry Yule, or whatever else you celebrate. I hope your holidays are magical

With love from Cake Betch, Justin, and our semi-retarded dane Kaiser.


  1. Once again, I'm about to piss myself laughing. Merry Christmas!!

  2. Thanks Miley, I'm glad you enjoyed it :-) Merry Christmas to you too!

  3. Merry Christmas! It's already the 26th on the East Coast. You're sure to survive!

  4. Catching up here! Great post and funy post!
    I hope you enjoyed your Christmas!

  5. I couldn't have said it better myself. Christmas feels like a hassle when you're the one that makes everything appear. Hahaha!

    Hope you had a magical Christmas and will have a prosperous New Year!

  6. I know! I seriously never realized that's where the magic went until this year when I just had too much to get done.
    I did have a very nice Christmas though, I hope you did too :-)


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