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The general, socio-political and very personal rantings and ravings of a hip hop head from the hood hustling for change... Of himself.

You all know me and are aware that I am unable to remain silent. At times to be silent is to lie. For silence can be interpreted as acquiescence.
—Miguel de Unamuno


Friday, December 02, 2005

The Christmas Thing

I got tagged earlier this week by Groove, so I must oblige and return the favor. I have a small problem, I haven't done the Christmas thing since I was a kid. Hell, I can't even remember anything related to it. I never had any emotional attatchment or any interaction regarding that whole December 25 thang as an adult, so don't trip. Until recently, Christmas meant nothing to me. Maybe one day I'll have a reason to get all in it. Maybe one day soon. Positive people have a way of changing you. One thing, I don't do trees, Santa and anything not having to do with the birth of the Messiah... Very unnecessary.

Now Kwanza, that's another thing....

On with the show!

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Had a little egg nog back in the day.

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? I think the tree thing is very pagonistic, never had one. Never participated in gift giving.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? Never decorated.

4. Do you hang mistletoe? Never did that either.

5. When do you put your decorations up? Never paid attention...

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? Dunno.

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? Having both of my parents home at the same time. They always worked and I guess somebody had to pay for the Christmas stuff. I can't remember what we got though.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? Never believed or was told about him. Heard about Santa from the kids at school.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Haven't had a Christmas gift since I was a kid... Can't even remember.

10. What kind of cookies does Santa get set out for him? What?

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? Neutral... Grew up in the Midwest, there's a lot of it.

12. Can you ice skate? No

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? No. Never had one.

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you? I don't think I have an important thing... I usually use those days for rest and vacation stuff away from people.

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? Don't have one.

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? That either.

17. What tops your tree? I believe that those trees are idols, in a pagan-ish way.

18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? I'm a giver. I don't like receiving things from people. You don't owe me anything.

19. What is your favorite Christmas Carol? Nothing there either...

20. Candy Canes! No thank you.

I guess I'm living proof that one can exist on this planet and not be a Christmas person. Somehow, I found a way to just step through that whole holiday madness thing and I'm not apologetic for it. I was raised in the church and was taught that all the mass hysteria and non-Christ activity was straight blasphemous. My beliefs have changed as I've grown older, but I am a believer in Christ and his teachings. I also believe that a lot of the actions done during this time of the year takes all of the principles of Christianity away and replaces them with weird ass things not having to do with the birth of Jesus. Whatever. Not much of a Euro-participater, seeing as our principles and beliefs were taken away upon our ancestors arrival here in the 'new world'. Just my opinion. But I do Kwanza real big.


Pamalicious said...

I can't help but snicker as a Non-Christian living in the bible belt of Georgia at your responses. It's so hard being green, lol

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nikki said...

i've been celebrating kwanzaa for six years now. it's definitely more of the embodiment of all that i believe in at this moment in my life. you not being a christmas person isn't a bad thing at all, although this year could mean new and wonderful holiday experiences for you, so you might have a few fond memories of christmas celebrations before it's all said and done.

Chubby Chocolate said...

I'm not a X-Mas person either.

The holidays seem to be this mass media/marketing tool to squeeze out the last consumer's dollar in an attempt to assist in boosting the economy right before the new year begins.

The Brown Blogger said...

And they do a damn good job too...

NeenaLove said...

christmas is OVERRATED... as everyone has stated... it's one big commercial, marketing tool. the last sales surge before the end of the fiscal year. LOL.

however, i love the lights. i love the colors. i love the feeling in the air. or maybe its just me that creates the magic for myself.

if that be the case... then it must be Christmas all year long. **big ole smile**

Didi Roby said...

WTH?...Wow! I never actually knew anyone who didn't like some part of Christmas...well...

4-6 depressed me so I guess I won't say happy holidays then...:)

Rose said...

My best experience during this time was having my parents and siblings together. Now things are so comercial. Our focus was church and plays and poems about Jesus.

Anonymous said...

GET YO KWANZAA on. I'm getting my Kwanzaa on.

Blah Blah Blah said...

thought i might learn a two or thing about you...
must say...based of this meme...learned nothing! lol

maybe you could make up a Kwanzaa meme........;-)

Blah Blah Blah said...

.....LMAO....that was suppose to be a thing or two...yea i knew that. :-)

MZPEACH said...

That was easy wasn't it.

NameLiar said...

Merry Christmas...Shop till you drop...The best time of year to express your love thru how much money you spend. I love it.

I love everything about Christmas. The giving, the recieving, the lights, the tree, the snow, the Christmas movies, the music....My ass is jolly than a mutha.