Please allow me to be the ten trillionth person to wish you a merry Christmas! I hope it has been filled to the max with sugarplums, warm feelings, and unhealthy food.
Every year, I’m up and at ‘em by 7 am to creep into the living room and marvel at the presents under the tree. And every year it’s the same. I can feel the magic of Christmas, pure Yuletide adrenaline, coursing through my veins. So what’s all this crap I hear about people not being excited for Christmas? If one more person tweets something like, “Christmas makes me wish I were a kid again” I’ll go bananas. Come on, dude. Christmas is for EVERYONE. I realize some families aren’t able to exchange as many gifts as they would like, but happiness and holiday cheer are free. We all have problems. I get it. That’s one thing. But it’s ANOTHER THING ENTIRELY to have the attitude that some people have these days. You know who you are…
Children are born with a special kind of magic. (Not just wizards, but muggles too!) This magic fuels imagination. In other words, it’s the stuff that makes being a kid so darn fun. Sometimes, when kids grow up, they lose their magic and no longer find certain things special anymore, which makes everything pale in comparison to their childhood. For example, Andy the Adult might not care what a Christmas tree looks like because none of them hold a candle to the trees he had growing up. This is where the “back in MY day” speech comes in… So basically, these people live in the past. It’s cool to reminisce and what not, but some people go out of their way to point out the flaws in present day Christmas-y stuff. It’s like saying “I know for a fact that this Christmas will not be as good as the year I got that bike so I’m going to be a humbug and use social networking websites to whine about how I hate growing up.” Sounds pretty uncool to me.
So my question for you is, where is YOUR magic? If you still have it, that’s outstanding! Hold onto it and don’t you dare let go, whatever you do. This magic doesn’t simply pertain to Christmas alone, but everyday things as well. Such as…
Blowing bubbles in milk
The post office
Tiny versions of normal-sized stuff
Telling campfire stories
Finding change on the ground
Making that duck bill thing out of Pringles
If you don’t think at least two of the things listed above are cool, then I’m sorry, but you’ve lost your magic. Really, I’m very very sorry.
Anywho. Christmas. May it always find its way into your heart and give you the warm fuzzies. I hope with every fiber of my being that one day I will be able to bring the joy of Christmas to others through the everlasting whimsy of toys. When it comes to Christmas and the toy store, I have so many ideas it’s insane! I constantly find myself saying, “Oh, that would be cool in the toy store” (to the point where I’m sure my family members roll their eyes at the word toys). But seriously. We’re talking train sets, fake snow, a real live Santa, you name it! So brace yourselves. The toy store will live and breathe Christmas magic.
Once again, I wish a merry Christmas to you and yours, whether you still have your magic or not. If you don’t, there’s hope for you yet. No need to worry. But you’ll have to work hard if you want to be one of the magical cool kids. They’re easy to spot. Usually they are the ones enjoying life the most.
That is my wish to you this holiday season. Enjoy life.