COLUMN: Ain’t too proud to beg…for Christmas

I love Christmas and will celebrate when I choose, thank you

Every single year, I go through 10 months of emptiness because I am obligated to “enjoy” Valentine’s Day, Easter and Independence Day. Nonetheless, I sit on the sidelines patiently waiting to celebrate with my people. So, when the clock strikes 12 a.m. on October 1st, I wish everyone a Merry Christmas. I also start a personal countdown that I keep in a festive little app on my phone. No, not for Halloween, although I do partake in the festivities. I start counting down the days until the Christmas season.

I absolutely love and adore the holiday season. Christmas has always been my favorite holiday ever since I was a little girl. I love baking Christmas goodies, decorating with the people I love and listening to the vast amount of Christmas music. There are just so many wonderful things to do during the holiday season. But, do you want to know what isn’t wonderful about this amazing time of year? People getting big mad over other people enjoying what they like.

There is so much acceptance when it comes to people being “basic” in the fall time. Everyone loves to drink pumpkin spice lattes and wear Ugg boots during fall; but, as soon as I want to destress from the year and play Feliz Navidad all I get is, “Can we get past Thanksgiving first?” or “Every time you play Christmas music before December, Santa shoots an elf.” Well, I guess the elves are getting used for target practice. To be perfectly honest, Christmas haters are lucky that I hadn’t started blasting Christmas music back in September. I’m not about hold in my Christmas spirit just because some Ebenezer’s aren’t ready to hear it yet.

In the words of Grandpa Walker from Holes, “THAT’S TOO DAMN BAD!” Now I would like to get back to my Silent Night before I kick some people in the Jingle Bells.