The Lilac Pilgrim – Yet Another Blog

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like…

Posted on: December 8, 2008

…well, right now, it’s difficult to tell. Is that a tree or a twig up in my local Lloyds TSB branch? Hell, my beautiful evergreen tree named Eddie (after Eddie Izzard) looks better with some lazy silver tinsel and a red garland wrapped around him. (more on Eddie the tree later)

So… when does the Christmas season begin? When I was little, I remember lights in the streets, I remember churches doing their part, I remember decorations everywhere! Sure, Christmas had already become corporate, another way for the card makers (and the local Woolworths’) to make money. But if corporate greed means tinsel, fairy lights and all the excitement of a three year old when faced with the prospect of a fat guy with angina and a heart murmur dressed in a half-arsed red and white Coca-Cola loaned outfit handing out wrapped selection boxes at the local shopping centre, I say “yes please!”

I love Christmas so much because I am so excited to have a couple of days off giving gifts to my family. I can’t say what I got them because most are internet literate and know my blog, but let’s just say they’ll be pleasantly surprised this year. Yes, I love buying gifts for people. I don’t know, I’m just that kind of person.

I like sitting down, surrounded by lights and glittery crap, watching bad TV and falling asleep because I’ve eaten too much turkey and duck. I’m a moany wee git, but Christmas is my weakness. The place where I work thinks it’s fine to throw a couple of adhesive decorations on the window and that’s that. We don’t even have radio, so no Slade or Wizzard for me this year.

I mean, what happened, people? What happened to the countdown to Christmas? What happened to Christmas themed comedy? Where’s all the Godawful movies you can’t stand but tolerate every year because it’s tradition? Can’t you at least put Labyrinth on?

It’s not even that long until Christmas is upon us! I can barely wait! (I had better have a copy of The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars under the tree this year or else. I’ve wanted the album for ages and was told ‘someone might get you it for Christmas’. So I’d better get it.)

But no-one else seems quite so excited. So come on people! It’s Christmas time already! Show some holiday spirit! Don’t make me attack your eyes with pictures of The Goblin King’s crotch. I mean it.

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