Something tells me that I'm not the only one who cringed at defd's post about Christmas being a dishonouring holiday based on untruths and all of that. I swear, there's a book out there somewhere that every JW has memorized to counter any and all Christian events, especially Christmas, because they all seem to say the same thing.
Anyway, am I excited about Christmas?? Damn straight!! I've been listening to Christmas music for a month now, I love my Bing Crosby carols and all of the fun songs that I grew up with, like the Muppets' "12 Days of Christmas" and the Chipmunks' "Christmas Song", they're all great and they make me feel so festive!! I've been working on my Christmas shopping since the beginning of October, too, so I've been feeling rather festive for a while now!!
My favourite parts of Christmas are the decorations - I absolutely love the lights and the trees and the colours and all of that - and the fact that everyone makes an effort to get together and just have fun and enjoy each other's company. I'm a university student, so Christmas is one of the few times of the year that I can see all of my friends and family and just enjoy being with them.
And I'm huge on gift-giving, I love it!! I don't like Christmas because I receive gifts, I love it because I get to give everyone else gifts!! There's nothing more magical and satisfying than the look of surprise and appreciation on a loved one's face when you give them a present that they just love!!
Of course, my JW boyfriend is doing his best to suck the joy out of my holiday season, but too bad, he's failing miserably. Nothing will ever make me hate Christmas, NOTHING!! Not to mention the fact that when I justified my celebrating Christmas to him, complete with supporting Bible verses and references to the WTS countering all of his arguments, he just conveniently ignored everything that I said because it ran contrary to everything he's ever been taught.
And Legolas, relax, snow is coming!! Here on the east coast, we got about 6 inches of it yesterday and it's still snowing!! It's a little late, but better late than never.