You might be surprised that I’m still this excited about Christmas at 15. Well, reader, you’d be right. Because I actually don’t care about ‘The Big Day’ this year.
Much like Cindy Lou from The Grinch, I’m going through a bit of a Christmas crisis- and no amount of holiday cheer and can snap me out of it. Fortunately, I know that I’m not alone with this feeling.
At some point in every person’s life, there is a Christmas that doesn’t feel quite as good as the last year did. For most people it’s during their teen years, and there’s usually a back story to this change- maybe it was their first year of knowing the truth about Santa, perhaps the festive arguments all become a bit much or even just that you felt a little guilty about all your presents.
For me, it’s that this year the table will be one Christmas cracker short. December 25th 2011 marks the first ‘family’ holiday since my Grandma’s death, and although I hesitate to say that her absence has ruined the festive mood, I certainly feel that it’s had an impact.
It just feels... incomplete. Of course, I’ll still be trying to remain positive, but in all honesty, the thing I’m most excited about for tomorrow is the Doctor Who special.
To all my readers, Season’s Greetings and a Happy New Year!
Comment question of the day: What’s your favourite Christmas film? I’d have to say that mine is the Muppets Christmas Carol because I’m just a little kid at heart and it stars Michael Caine, who I love!