Thanksgiving is just days away, and after that, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Christmakkuh, or any combination of December holidays are fast approaching. I do love this time of year and all the wonderful things that go along with it: decorating the tree, the smell of a pine and delicious baked goods, excellent Christmas movies on TV, amazingly bad Lifetime Christmas movies, making fun of holiday cards, especially if they feature an awkward picture of a funny-looking family, laughing at religious nuts who get grouchy about being told “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas,” laughing at stores that go out of their way to be overly secular, laughing at families who make it their mission to have the most lights and humongous snow-globes on the block, admiring pretty and tastefully decorated houses, constantly editing my wish list (I’m not too old!), presents, building fires in the fireplace, hoping for snow, etc. I could go on and on.
However… there are also some things about the holiday season that really annoy me. More