Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve

Today is the day of Christmas Eve, when millions of people across the nation and the world make their annual pilgrimage to the mall in search of the gifts they haven't yet purchased. Tonight, children will set out milk and cookies for Santa and desperately try to stay up late in hopes of seeing him, parents will use salty language as they try to deal with the toy for which "some assembly (is) required," and stores will sell out of the batteries you didn't realize you needed for that toy for which "some assembly (is) required."

Here's an appropriate quote from comic author Dave Barry:

"Once again we find ourselves enmeshed in the Holiday Season, that very special time of year when we join with our loved ones in sharing centuries-old traditions such as trying to find a parking space at the mall. We traditionally do this in my family by driving around the parking lot until we see a shopper emerge from the mall, then we follow her, in very much the same spirit as the Three Wise Men, who 2,000 years ago followed a star, week after week, until it led them to a parking space."

Ah, the holidays!

Tomorrow, I'll put up my annual Christmas post ... for now, here's a brief message for the clueless shouting heads that are trying to spin the idiotic "war on Christmas" ...

May the spirit of the holidays be with you, even if The Force isn't.

Have a good day as you get ready for Christmas Morning. More thoughts tomorrow.



eViL pOp TaRt said...

May you have a happy Christmas Eve I'll throw in Happy Festivus, if you celebrate that one.

Linda Kay said...

Shopping is all done...just checking in with all my blogging friends. Dinner this evening with one daughter and her fiance after Christmas Eve Candlelight service. Tomorrow is quiet, with all the Illinois family arriving on Friday.
Will check in tomorrow!

Duckbutt said...

Merry Christmas, Bilbo!

Duckbutt said...

Merry Christmas, Bilbo!

Mike said...

I guess I should get out and do some shopping. Na, there are hours and hours left.

The Bastard King of England said...

Darth Vader as Santa?