Sunday, December 16, 2007

A Christmas Meme

I was tagged for this meme by Karen of Art in the Garage. Thank you Karen! If you like this meme, consider yourself tagged by me. I'm not a Christmas person, but I enjoyed doing this meme because it reminded me that my history with Christmas is not all bad (a valuable insight).

“When people say ‘Christmas’ you immediately think…”

No, no, no!

“Favourite Christmas memory…”

One year I climbed Squaw Peak in Phoenix alone but as part of a crowd of hundreds of other people for Christmas. They put little candles in sand and paper bags along the trail and it was so beautiful. I enjoyed that climb so much. I thought of how romantic it would be to have a lover climb it with me, and hoped that someday I might.

My first Christmas with LoveHubbie, I bought him 100 Christmas presents and wrapped them for him. It took me months. Most of them were very small and inexpensive. I bought him so many because before when he was married, neither his wife nor his children ever bought him any presents (for 18 years). He gave them all presents and they gave each other presents (just not him). I wanted to make up for that in some big way that he would never forget. I wanted him to know that he was special and to help to start to erase years of pain.

“Favourite Christmas song/carol…”

I do not like Christmas songs or carols at all.

“Favourite Christmas movie…”

I do not normally like or watch Christmas movies. However, the Chevy Chase movie(s) about Christmas I really like. I view it more as a family comedy. I'm just not a Christmas person now.

“Favourite Christmas character…”

I do not have a favorite Christmas character.

“Favourite Christmas ornament/object…”

Don't have any of those either. We do put up a small composite Christmas tree that has lights and little people on it. It is all one piece and about a foot or so high. We take it out of the closet and plug it in. I do like that.

“Plans for this Christmas…”

LoveHubbie and I will be at home and will probably just relax and read and maybe play a board game. I will do a special ritual of some sort to celebrate Christmas, but I haven't figured out one yet.

“Is Christmas your favourite holiday?”

It is my least favorite holiday. I don't want to end like this, though. I want to say that I love when people enjoy Christmas, and I sort of envy them in a way. I love that they enjoy it so much and that they have people to be with, special meals and traditions. I think it is sweet.


Kikipotamus said...

I wouldn't get very far with this meme. It would be a lot of "nothing," "none that I can think of" and "Not really." I am glad I have created my own solstice slash kwanzaa slash christmas slash chanukkah rituals. AND I'm glad I'm not the only human in North America who just doesn't really get into Christmas.

Good for you for doing it, though. The story of your husband's former family is so sad. Good for you for doing that for him, to help the healing. You are a very loving person.

Olivia said...

Thank you, Kelly. I'm glad I'm not the only one too who doesn't really get into Christmas. (Or make vlogs---yay!) Tidings of comfort and joy, O