Friday, 14 December 2012

Cheer up, Grinches!

There has been much "Christmas is too expensive/commercial/stressful/religious/not religious enough" sniping going on, and I'm sick of it. I bloody love Christmas, and the annual moan-a-thon that surrounds it ruins the best things about it. I will be writing more on this subject very soon, never fear.

In the meantime, I discovered this video today, and it's the single greatest thing I've seen this year. So I'm throwing down the challenge. I DARE you to watch this all the way through. If you can find nothing in it to make you smile, then there is something wrong with you, and it's more serious than not liking Christmas.
Put it on full screen, and check out the fun these guys are having. They really are enjoying it, and it's wonderful.

Personal highlight: 1:54, Mariah trying to do her diva bit while the guy she's sitting next to is playing a kazoo.


  1. In defence against the "Grinch" charge: for every person who enjoys Christmas, I am deeply happy!

  2. You're free of Grinch-charges. Your post displays the most legitimate argument against the rampant consumerism that seems to define Christmas for so many, who lose all perspective... and despite living in wealthy countries, get themselves into debt for the sake of tinsel, trimmings, and high-end electronics.

    Despite all these legitimate complaints against the consumerism, the stress and religious arguments, I still, perhaps foolishly, believe that the message of peace and goodwill to all men, and the spirit of giving, is what is at the core.

    Those messages, if put into perspective and applied on a global level and not just to immediate family and the current in-group favoured by the time and place, is a beautiful thing, and Christmas is the one time of year when the majority of people talk about it and seem to believe it. The magic for me is the hope that perhaps this year, that message will stick and not be put away in the attic with the tawdy decorations, to be ignored until next year.

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