Thursday, December 10, 2009

Random question: The Christmas spirit

Many of us are struggling to get into the Christmas spirit. Partly due to things going on in our lives, and partly due to a dislike of how commercialized Christmas has become. This is completely understandable. But, ask yourselves this... What is the Christmas spirit, really?

I'm as guilty as the next person of failing to find the Christmas spirit this year. But - after much thought on the subject - I find myself wondering if the real reason for this is, rather than a result of the commercialization of the holidays and the greed of mankind, all my own doing? Is it really how others are behaving towards Christmas that is stopping many of us getting in to the Christmas spirit? Or is it, perhaps, more due to our own lack of enthusiasm for such things as charity donations, visits to the elderly, etc? Or, perhaps, due to the realisation that - though many people make an effort to help others at this time of year - throughout the rest of the year very few people keep up the spirit of giving that used to be associated with Christmas? Perhaps it's even a combination of the above? Or even something else entirely?

What do you think?



Intense Guy said...


For me - its just knowing that with times being the way they are - I can't give as much as I want.

Wendyburd1 said...

That is a HARD question. What is it? Having Happy Holidays on your lips for all. Spending quality time with family doing things that are traditions. Giving and receiving even small handmade things. Singing yuletide songs and being in a better frame of mind than the rest of the year.

Tori_z said...

That's a fair answer! *Hugs*

Excellent answer!