I can grow a bit Scrooge-esque around this time of year. I like the idea of a time of coming together and giving, but I dislike feeling forced into it at this one particular time of year. Realistically, am I forced? No, that isn't really it. I guess it amounts to me not being a strong enough person to ignore this social norm. And I want people to know that I love them! If they need gifts now to know that, then they shall have them. Of course, I like getting gifts too. I guess I just wish it were less expected and could happen randomly at any time :-) As for the whole "reason for the season" thing and the "Happy Birthday, Jesus" banners, I am not too religious, so I can't be outraged on Jesus' behalf at how commercialized everything has become. I think the Jesus I've read about would approve of thinking of one another with a spirit of generosity....but I also suspect that he'd prefer those things to be going on year round. Yeah, me and Jesus, thinking alike again.
Second paragraph and I am just getting to the point of this post. Nothing new there. I wanted to celebrate an Eclectic Holiday...a day late. See, today is Start Your Own "Psychic Friends Network" Day, which I fully support. Yet I feel it would be an inopportune time to start my own business in this bad economic climate. So for now I am going to leave that all to Dionne Warwick. Instead, I wanted to celebrate yesterday's holiday - Make a List of Your Favorite Holiday Movies Day. So, here you are, in no particular order.