Friday, December 24, 2010

Bah Humbug

Watched A Christmas Carol last night on the telly. I love the ghostly references and the complete 'film noir' experience of this film. Never gets old. Given how I feel about X-mas (barely tolerable), I even enjoy the fluff that is in opposition to Ebenezer's darkness. Such innocence and 'goodness' in the face of tiny Tim is hardly believable anyway, so moot, I allow myself enjoyment of this classic.

X-mas pretty makes me want to kill all the happy people who through their ignorance are damning the world to hell. I'm not going to offer an in-depth political or philosophical explanation of this statement at the moment, but if you think about it, I'm sure you'll be able come up with an explanation on your own.

I tolerate X-mas only because it makes my family happy. I DO enjoy spending time with them but I resent that this is the only time of year that that ever happens naturally and gracefully. I know this attitude darkens the atmosphere a little, or perhaps a lot, but that's what I'm about. At least I do it with a smile. And I'll do it again next year.

So here's what I have to say about Christmas on the eve of the big day:

I won't normally post images that are not my own but this is too good for me to pass up. I don't even know who did it but it states exactly how I feel without any words at all!

So if you enjoy Christmas, I wish you the merry best and if you don't I wish you tolerance and perseverance... if I can get through it you probably can too.


Vincent said...

I used to be totally opposed to xmas but we've come to a happy, peace keeping, medium over the years of making it basically Thanksgiving with presents and a string or two of lights in the living room.

The strangle hold the Christians have on us is quite formidable isn't it? When the thought of not doing at least SOMETHING for the 25th is way too depressing even for non-Christians that's when you know you've won. Hear me Christians!? You've won! So stop going around saying Christianity is being oppressed or is under attack because some people like to use the phrase "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas". Sheesh... a bunch of poor winners, if you ask me.

Flower36 said...

I have to agree and appreciate all of the above. Sadly, the "Christmas" season is, for some, the only time of the year that some are willing to set aside some of their precious time to share with family.

Ms Corpse Cafe said...

Thank you for reading and leaving your comment. I'm going to try and make Sostice a bit bigger of a deal with my family next year... even the summer one! And the spring and the fall too! At least that is 4 excuses to see them!

Merry Grinchmas to you!


Christopher Courtley said...

Great image! I think it's significant that the child has wings. Sure, Death may be bursting his bubbles, by why is he sitting on the floor blowing bubbles, anyway? He can fly! I can't think of a more apt depiction of the human condition.

Ms Corpse Cafe said...

Haha... yes, so true!