Friday, 20 December 2013
Here we are again then....Commercial Christmas, Christmas 2013. Same every year, the big sell,people gorging themselves on all & everything edible. Advertisements flooding the media, pouring forth their messages of greed & insincere goodwill i
nto our homes. Ugh!
Daily our televisions show us images of the ideal family group sitting together on Christmas Day, eating multiple courses of calorie laden food, then suitably courted, sitting together chatting, laughing & for all the world painting a family scene that wouldn't be out of place in the bloody Walton's or The little house on the sodding prairie.
The reality though is so very much different. In reality there is so much high unimpressed emotion on Christmas Day that it nearly always spills over into full blown arguments or actual fist fights. The end result often being that families fall out & don't speak to one another for God knows how long afterwards. Thus, the whole farce of Christmas Day becomes a combustible powder keg of high expressed emotion.
This is fuelled I believe by the media & advertising industry painting the portrait of how they feel Christmas should be. Families then try to mimic this false representation with is doomed to failure.
So forget the white rammed down your throats, try to turn a blind eye & ear to the pleading of the advertisers telling you that you should spend money on this & that. Try & see that it's all utter hypocrisy & that in reality your family like 90% of everyone else's will fight on bloody Christmas Day.
Bah humbug! I don't like the bullshit that is Christmas.