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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Feeling the Christmas... Spirit

Every time the radio plays the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's "Carol of the Bells" Sean-Peter turns into some kind of marionette puppet with strings and he has no choice but to jump around and do a form of "dance" that basically consists of kicking, twisting, and punching the air. He'll tell you he's fighting the bad guys. John calls it Kabuki theater.

Who knew Christmas music could be so... inspiring.

I wish it would inspire me. I am sooo unprepared for Christmas. I think it has to do with my serious intentions of making this Christmas as non-materialistic as possible: e.g. I'm not going to pile a mountain of presents under the tree. Which is sad, really. If not buying presents is why I'm not inspired, that is. Presents should not a Christmas make.

And they don't, but when you're inundated with commercialism every where you turn around and you're determined not to succumb I wonder if I've tilted the pendulum too far in the other direction.

Either that, or I'm just getting old.

The kids are getting a good, old-fashioned Christmas, by the way, with presents and stocking stuffers and everything, don't you worry. I'm not even claiming to be spending a whole lot less this year -- I'm just determined not to get so much stuff.

Wish me luck. I think I understand why my mom needed so much coffee on Christmas morning.


Jerilyn said...

I'm sure it's Kabuki Theater. I'm not sure what that is, but it looks kabuki to me - and theatrical.

Christian Mommy Writer said...

I'm not doing a lot this year for christmas either. We are about to do Dave Ramsey's FPU and I'm getting into the mindset now! :-)

LIL MAMA said...

on the 17th we find out if hubbys lim. duty gets another 6 months or if its the end, so i havent even started to shop because i have no idea whats next, love ur baby's dance, lol

Olson Family said...

I love his dance - always interesting to see how kids react to music.
We aren't quite as inundated with the commercialism of Christmas here although the decorating does begin quicker than it used to - no Halloween/Thanksgiving decor - Christmas is the big 'decor' holiday of the year. Interested to see how we feel during last minute shopping when we hit the States next week. AND if we stick to budget!