Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Tis da season

Last year I made the big confession that I hate Christmas. I dread it every year. The only thing that I look forward to is my yearly trip to San Antonio to see my mom and my friends. The stress of the season overtakes me but this year I'm going to try my best to be of good cheer. So, I found something that might interest others out there and it's FREE. My favorite word.

It's a screen saver that you can download from the Smuckers website. It flashes pics from the "Miracle on 34th Street" movies, both the original and modern version. I love this movie and "It's a Wonderful Life." They are probably the second best thing about Christmas. The first being my trip to San Antonio, of course.

And, if you need a gingerbread house idea, check this ancient entry out of one I posted earlier this year. Ho Ho Ho Christmas shopping starts this weekend for me.

16 comments:

mlraminiak said...

Ho, ho, ho...methinks you are not as much of a Scrooge as you would have us all believe...!  Lisa  :-]

screaminremo303 said...

Amen. Christmas sucks.

lisbnjvi said...

I am right along with you in not liking Christmas AT ALL!  Wish December would come and go without a peep.  Sigh!  But, I do love that movie and can't forget "White Christmas".  Love that one too!!
Hugs and love, Lisa

babyshark28 said...

I like christmas, only because of family and because of my kids.   I'm not a kid anymore, so the magic of the season for me is kind of gone.  But, I do love seeing it in the eyes of my children.

I think it's perfectly fine that you don't like christmas very much.  I know a few other people who don't really enjoy the holiday either.

really though....who likes the guilt of the holiday?  There is a lot of guilt associated with Christmas, which I can't stand. :p

Anyway, good luck this year keeping the bah hum bugs away! :D

mosie1944 said...

I really don't enjoy Christmas either; I have to fight depressioin during the whole season.  I think it's a common feeling, only not everybody wants to admit it.  "It's A Wonderful Life" is probably my favorite movie of all time!  We have some things in common.

st0rmwhispers said...

I have always loved Christmas until the last couple of years...Honestly I think I am depressed at the State of the World.  I want so badly to go back to a simpler more peaceful time...

I haven't even considered Christmas this year in real life...Its like I've lost the whole spirit of it...Right now I am not even really revved up for Thanksgiving...I just want to get it over with...

I love those movies too........ahhhhhhh to go back in time....

readmereadyou said...

I just bought that DVD and also "It's A Wonderful Life." I had also gone through a few years where I had no Christmas Spirit at all. Then suddenly about two years or so ago, it returned. Why? I have no clue. LOL! : ) I do try to keep Christmas more simple and more to it's meaning. That could be the reason.

Angela

dmt66frd said...

I love Miracle on 34th Street. There are certain movies that always pick me up when I'm feeling down, and that's one of them.

alphawoman1 said...

I saw The Bishops Wife for the first time (gasp!!) ever last year and loved it too!  Right up there with the two you mentioned, and I love Its A Wonderful Life so much.

magogos said...

Went back and read your confession-I'm not into Christmas either-painful memories, fake jolly, jolly, materialism etc. Last your we were both very sick, and did nothing at all- it was wierd, but good. This year we will do very little again- It feels healthier to me where I am now. Blessings, Margo

geminiwilder said...

Those movies are great. Thank you for the link, but if I try to download new screensavers, my computer will probably choke and die.  you know....older than dirt!    :)   Hey, that's what I could use for Christmas!  hahahahhahahahahahahahahaaaa~!!!     Phinney


plieck30 said...

My friend and I just admitted to each other yesterday that we don't like christmas. It isn't that we don't love the meaning, but things have gotten way too far out of hand. Paula

ryanagi said...

Ho ho ho! Sounds like Santa needs to bring you a lil sumpin sumpin to take the bah humbug out of the yule. ;-) I'll cross fingers and hope for a Christmas miracle for you. We all need one now and then.

ksgal3133 said...

Love the picture :) It's been hard for me to get into the holiday season for the past couple of years but I'm trying like you are.
Love San Antiono, we use to visit there alot when we lived in TX.

lisita15 said...

I love Thanksgiving....but Christmas can get to be so stressful... I love Miracle on 34th street... I searched long and hard to find the orignal black and white version. I absolutely hate when they color the black and white versions of movies. I prefer the black and white...that is the way it was made and the way it was meant to be seen... IMO!!! have a nice day... Lisa

sunflowerkat321 said...

I'm kind of relieved to read this....I've been debating whether to divulge in my journal how much I dislike Christmas.  I was afraid I'd been seen as the grinch of j-land.  Now I see...I'm not ALONE!!!  This makes me feel much better.