Christmas greetings

So it’s Christmas again? And yes, dear reader, I do say “Christmas” and not “Yule”, “Winterval” or some other archaic or bastard term, for Christmas is what we have called it for so long that everyone knows it as such.

More important than what you call it is what you do with it. If you want to go to church and sing about Baby Jesus, and that gives you pleasure, so well and good. The rest of us can spend it as we wish. There is no reason to get het up or to get annoyed at those bores who preach to us about the “real meaning of Christmas”, meaning, of course, their personal meaning of Christmas.

I know what I am doing for Christmas. Apart from recovering from a cold, that is. I am relaxing in Tigger’s good and loving company, I am sharing delicious foods that Tigger has bought for the occasion and maybe going out later, if the rain stops, to take a look at a world in which all are enjoying themselves in their fashion. I hope you too are enjoying the day as you wish.

Merry Christmas!


About SilverTiger

I live in Islington with my partner, "Tigger". I blog about our life and our travels, using my own photos for illustration.
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6 Responses to Christmas greetings

  1. Ted Marcus says:

    So I see you had an enjoyable Dies Natalis Solis Invicti, despite the cold. That’s always a good thing.

  2. SilverTiger says:

    Unfortunately, the sun was conspicuous by his absence. It rained throughout.

    Around the middle of the day we went out for a stroll and found everything closed except for a Turkish shop where we bought a couple of things. Then we went home for a late lunch.

    All in all, a good day.

    I hope it was for you too.

  3. Tim says:

    A friend of mine sent me a link to a YouTube video where some guys were singing about “Christmas with a capital ‘C’,” and asked me what I thought about it. I told her that it didn’t offend me when people said “Happy Holidays,” and if anything I was more upset by Christians wasting so much time worrying about stuff like this, and so little time trying to be kind to those around them.

    The sheer arrogance that we (Christians) seem to overflow with just drives me crazy. Many times, it’s unintentionally funny, and reminds me of the t-shirts that read “People who think they know everything are particularly annoying to those of us who do.”

    I suppose in that regard, I’m a bit of a heretic. 🙂

    I hope you’re feeling better, and were able to enjoy the day in whatever way YOU chose to do so. – Tim

  4. SilverTiger says:

    Thanks and likewise to you.

    If keeping a sense of proportion is being a heretic, then good luck to you in your heresy and I hope a lot more will join you in heretical good sense.

  5. Ted Marcus says:

    Plenty of sun on his (its) birthday here in Los Angeles. Same today, but they’re predicting clouds and rain tomorrow. Very typical December weather here; it can swing between dry and sunny and gloomy rain in the same week.

    As for what I did on the Sun’s Birthday, I went to see “Sweeney Todd.” Many people (and not just Jews) go to the cinema on Exxmas Day. The film was quite faithful to Sondheim’s opera, and nobody seemed put off by something nearly all sung as some critics had predicted.

    Enjoy your Boxing Day, which is quite unknown here.

  6. SilverTiger says:

    I don’t know whether the cinemas were open here or not. I expect some were.

    Christmas is as good a time as any to go to the cinema, in my opinion. Our “cinema” was the laptop on which we watched some DVDs. One of them was the Bond film, Casino Royale.

    Just don’t sit on any chairs with the seat missing.


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