First off, I just want to give a special birthday shout out to my good college friend, Josh Chen. Born on the same day as his savior, Jesus Christ, happy birthday Josh. God Bless you, and may you have a great one.
Surprise, surprise! I hope you guys like, or love, my special Christmas blog theme dedicated not just to the holiday itself but to you. Yes indeed, it’s ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ again. It’s that time when loved ones give and receive presents and spend quality time with each other as a family. It’s that time when children takes pictures with their favorite Santa Claus at a mall. It’s a special time of the year for everyone. Of course, the holiday shopping starts way before Christmas itself arrives. The night before Black Friday, stores open their doors early so consumers can start Black Friday shopping early, which is of course good for the economy. However, just like any other holiday, family get-together’s are the most important to have. First off, how many times do parents and their children actually “get together” in general? I would think not very many. Both like to venture off into their own separate worlds. But, really, it’s nice to actually cuddle with your parents when you get the chance. It shows appreciation and affection for them. Now, of course, you can always do whatever the hell you wish. But, I mean… come on now. It’s a special holiday. Holidays were MEANT for get-together’s.
Oh, the beauty of Christmas, when the colorful Christmas lights hang on houses and stores. Trees, short and tall; big and small, are put up with gorgeous ornaments hanging. One of the things I absolutely love about this holiday season is the songs. Yes, I know. Some of them are probably “meh” to you guys. Well, whether it be Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You”, or any of those holiday classics, I just love listening to the songs. I feel it absolutely gets me into the Christmas holiday spirit.
Now speaking of Christmas spirit, I mentioned earlier the presents people give to each other. Whether it be that book you just wanted to have so much, or that beautiful ring or necklace your significant other gives you, it truly is “the most wonderful time of the year”. Obviously, there will probably be a few people arguing here and there perhaps maybe about a certain present they wanted to have but didn’t get or some other irrelevant topic. To be honest, I really hate it when people argue on such special days. Why do people have to be so demanding? If you didn’t get what you want, just deal with it. Christmas is about love and, I say again, getting together. It’s about enjoying life just the way it is.
As a student of MSJHS, I have to say Winter Ball was pretty awesome. Unfortunately, I did go stag again (I went stag last year for Junior Prom). But like I said, it ended being pretty decent. Watching other students asking their significant other, or even just a friend, to me is really cute. I love it when couples get together. But it does make me feel like there’s something missing inside me, honestly. Basically, like a loner. Then again, I do always resolve the problem by hanging out with others and just enjoying life. After all, that is what the holiday season is about right? Whether or not you have a loved one to share the intimate moment with, or you’re just hanging out with your buddies, savor every moment you can grasp.
Christmas is also obviously a very important and special day for religious people. It is the day when their savior, Jesus Christ, was born; hence the Christmas classic “Oh Holy Night”. Although I’m not religious (even though, according to Josh Chen, I’m an Agnostic), I love listening to singers like Josh Groban sing Christmas classics such as “Silent Night” and “Oh Holy Night”. I’m sure Josh Chen covered this religious aspect in greater detail on his Christmas special than I did.
As I end this very merry Christmas column, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Have fun. Enjoy life. Every moment is special, so take advantage of it.