Christmas is not merry
Christmas is not always a time of joy and happiness. In fact, sometimes it can be quite the opposite. Here are four reasons why Christmas is not always merry:
1) You have to buy a lot of presents.
It can be really expensive to buy Christmas presents for all your friends and family. In fact, sometimes it feels like you have to spend a small fortune just to show that you care.
2) You have to go to a lot of parties.
It seems like every other person you know is hosting a Christmas party this year. And if you don’t want to be a party pooper, you have to go to all of them.
3) You have to listen to a lot of Christmas music.
It’s great to listen to Christmas music in the run-up to the festive season, but after the twentieth time of hearing “Jingle Bells”, it can start to drive you crazy.
4) You have to put up with a lot of Christmas decorations.
Christmas decorations can be really pretty, but they can also be really annoying. Especially when they’re blocking your way to the kitchen.
Why is Christmas not merry?
Christmas is not merry. Here are five reasons why:
- Christmas is a waste of money.
- Christmas is a religious holiday.
- Christmas is stressful.
- Christmas is a commercial holiday.
- Christmas is not about the true meaning of Christmas.
How can we make Christmas merry?
Christmas is a time for family, friends, food, and, of course, presents! It’s also a time for giving back to the community and helping those who are less fortunate. Here are some ways that you can make Christmas merry this year:
- Volunteer at a homeless shelter or food bank.
- Make a donation to a charity or non-profit organization.
- Write a letter to a soldier or a veteran.
- Make a gingerbread house or ornament for a local nursing home or hospital.
- Collect food or toys to donate to a local shelter or charity.
- Spend time with elderly or disabled relatives or friends.
- Put together a gift basket for a family in need.
- Make a donation to a pet shelter.
- Spread Christmas cheer by singing holiday carols or telling Christmas stories to those who are homebound or have dementia.
- Take advantage of free holiday events in your community.