Christmas Reflections 2012

26 Dec

As Christmas is over and wrapping paper and scattered toys are littered all over the floor, I turn on Alvin and the Chipmunks 3 to induce TV comas upon the children. This allows me to quietly reflect on this Christmas 2012:

1) I realize that I did not plan for any dinner on Christmas and with the stores being closed my choices are: 1) Chinese a la A Christmas Story or B) International House of Pancakes. IHOP wins as it does every year, for I forget about dinner every year.

2) No matter how much you clean up those little ties that bind the toys in their cardboard packaging, you will eventually step on a stray one with your bare feet.

3) The best, most expensive  Christmas gift you bestowed upon your children ends up not being their favorite.

4) Looking at the tree, now bare of presents and half leaning on it’s side from when the dog ran into it, while running from the children’s screams of delight, all I can think is: Damn, un-decorating it is worse than decorating it.

5) I wonder if Hanukkah is cheaper to celebrate…

6) Is a law that at least two Christmas ball ornaments must break a year, one by shattering and one by the top wire part coming loose?

7) Pumpkin explodes as a taste sensation at Halloween, yet Eggnog and Fruitcake have such mixed reviews during Christmas…

8) I really need to invent a retractable Christmas light system for houses, where with a press of the switch they flip back into the house for concealment until next year.

9) Any board game purchased will have at least two pieces missing by the end of the day.

10) Grandma and/or Grandpa get more inappropriate with each passing year.

Goodbye Christmas 2012, considering you were never suppose to happen in the first place. I guess it’s good I went ahead and spent money on my loved ones and didn’t bet on the Mayans. Imagine explaining to the children why Santa never came due to the impending Apocalypse which never came to be…

Stupid Mayans.

23 Responses to “Christmas Reflections 2012”

  1. David Stewart December 26, 2012 at 8:01 AM #

    I never understood why fruitcake is so under-appreciated, to the point of being synonymous with a crazy person. I would be a happy guy if I could buy it over here.

    • Christopher De Voss December 26, 2012 at 8:24 AM #

      I will send you all the fruit cake I receive, no problem.

      • David Stewart December 26, 2012 at 8:55 AM #

        Sounds good, although I think if I make that deal with everyone I know, I’ll be getting it by the truckload.

  2. Christopher De Voss December 26, 2012 at 8:25 AM #

    Baltimore and Orlando celebrate differently…yet are still similar. Weird.

  3. Shackled and Crowned December 26, 2012 at 8:29 AM #

    Chris, sounds like an awesome Christmas!
    Happy Holidays!

  4. Maddie Cochere December 26, 2012 at 9:15 AM #

    We did Chinese, and the place was busy. Glad you had a good one – er, at least the kids.

    • Christopher De Voss December 26, 2012 at 9:20 AM #

      Oh no. I had a good Christmas too. Hope yours was good as well.

      • Maddie Cochere December 26, 2012 at 9:32 AM #

        Good! And it will be even better next year. 😉 We had a really nice day with my mother.

  5. workspousestory December 26, 2012 at 10:07 AM #

    Those plastic thingies from toys – totally. I did step on at least a couple! 😉

  6. stuffitellmysister December 26, 2012 at 11:25 AM #

    You always know how to sum it up just perfectly ~ Merry After 🙂

  7. davidhardingblogs December 26, 2012 at 3:49 PM #

    Merry Christmas! Xoxoxoxbutttouchxoxox

  8. isawbobdylaninaspeedo December 26, 2012 at 7:07 PM #

    Very funny. We DID go for Chinese…it was awesome…Ive never done that but have wanted to do it since Christmas Story came out. And you should work on that retractable light idea…super cool!!!

  9. GiggsMcGill Jill December 27, 2012 at 12:06 AM #

    That’s probably why my parents started the tradition of keeping every ornament we made or received to put on the tree; that way we had no room for glass ones!

    • Christopher De Voss December 27, 2012 at 12:07 AM #

      Good idea! The plastic balls break as well…I learned that this year.

  10. vyvacious December 30, 2012 at 10:57 PM #

    Number 10 is my favorite! Hahaha. Glad you didn’t bet on the Mayans too 😛

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