American Thanksgiving with it's crazy sales and people having fist fights over $2 waffle makers is over.
It's time for CHRISTMAS!
Unless you have been living in a land with no TV you have undoubtedly heard of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Every year whether you enjoy the animated version, with it's Seuss style pictures, or the Jim Carrey version the message is the same.
Christmas comes every year, it comes without packages, boxes or bags. Christmas means more than just presents and more than the traditions that we rally behind.
I love a nice pretty package under the tree as much as the next gal, but could I enjoy Christmas if it was wiped of all it's trimmings? If I had no tree to decorate and no stockings to hang. If I was without gifts and roast beast would I still be able to celebrate Christmas?
Regardless of whether you get down with the whole Jesus born in a manger part, Christmas should mean more than gimme gimme presents.
In the words of Dr Seuss:
"Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more."