I’m definitely the self proclaimed Grinch in my house. My kids have constant visions of sugar plums dancing through their heads from about November 1st until C-Day. My husband listens to Christmas music by choice, and prefers the classics a la Bing and Ella. I’m forced to endure hours of Charlie Brown, Elf, and Home Alone. It’s not so much that I don’t find the joy contagious, seriously making my kids smile is what I live for. It just seems like a lot of hype for an inevitable let down.
Will Christmas 2020 be different?
I don’t want to be the kind of person that cringes when she hears the Chipmunk rendition of any holiday song. (Ok, to be honest I will probably ALWAYS cringe when I hear the Chipmunks, so sue me!) I would love to deck the halls and be merry all the way but it’s really tough. We live a long way from family, so traditions I’ve had my entire life have been replaced. My kids have things they love to do every year, and we look forward to those chocolate advent calendars, and the arrival of our two elves, Peppermint and Buddy, after Thanksgiving every year.
I think every year my heart grows a little more and my love, or should I say tolerance, of Christmas is a little bigger. Maybe with the dumpster fire that is this year, Christmas 2020 will be the cure I didn’t know I was looking for. I’ll make all the gingerbread men and houses, frost and eat all the sugar cookies, drink hot cocoa and watch all the Hallmark Christmas movies.
I’ll tell you one thing that’s for sure, these halls got decked as soon as Halloween was over because we all need something to look forward to. I’m not sure if this will be the cure for my Grinch heart, but I’m definitely willing to give it a try. Christmas 2020 DeGrinch Me!