It’s the most wonderfull time of the year la la la, but is it?
December is the time of Christmas, new year’s eve and lots of festivities. Many songs are made specially for this year and they are almost all cheerfull, fun and happy. But is it the most wonderfull time of the year though? Some of us have happy times during these times, but what about the rest of us? The other people who don’t like these times? The people who had a rough year, the people who lost a loved one, the people who are alone? What happens to them? Do they go into these times cheerfull?
They call it the ‘dark, sad times before Christmas’ for a reason. Somehow, right before Christmas, things happen in the world or to some people that are just really sad. They just lost someone, or they just broke up with someone, and then you have to act all happy at the Christmas table. We’re basically all acting that we love Christmas isn’t it? I must admit, I used to like Christmas, but it’s actually just not a wonderfull time. The holidays are basically an extra kick to get you to the ground when you’ve been through a shitty time. You lost someone? Well, he won’t be sitting at the Christmas table with all your family. It’s just an extra reminder of the loss you’re going through.
This is also the time to reflect on the past year. What have we accomplished and do we have some resolutions for the next year? What if you didn’t have a good year? Do we need to be more reminded of it now? And then you also have to force yourself to be festive on new year’s eve. It’s just a regular night basically.
I don’t want to be too negative, because these times can also be wonderfull times for some people. Everything is decorated and it looks all cosy and you can spend some time with your family. But it would also be nice if we could stop forcing ourselves to like Christmas and to act all happy when you are actually not. I don’t hate December, but I’m always glad it’s over. And it almost is! Happy new year everybody!