Ghost Of Christmas Present

The threat of Christmas hung in the air, visible already in the fretful look of passersby as they readied themselves for the meaningless but necessary rites of false jovialities and ill-considered gifts. – Peter Dickinson

For three years in a row now, I failed to decorate for the holiday season. What’s the use? No one will come to visit, we are not going anywhere, I don’t feel the spirit of Christmas, so why bother?

I don’t even believe in God anymore. So, why should I celebrate his supposed birthday? Too much ‘ado about nothing. If I have one single reason why should I decorate, I would probably do some effort. But I have none. Not anymore.

It used to be different. Before, I will put up Christmas decorations on the first of December and let them hang till after the 6th of January. In my country of birth, we celebrate the longest Christmas celebration in the world, starting in September and will last until January or even February. In my current situation and location that would be outright ridiculous not to mention tiring.

A lot of things happened since then. Too much to even mention. Let’s just say I am not in a festive mood these days.


5 thoughts on “Ghost Of Christmas Present”

  1. I’ve never decorated for Xmas…not even a tree.
    It’s over-rated, desecrated and violated. I’m not a fan nor “sheople”


  2. The images are suitably sardonic. I haven’t decorated for the same reasons, I guess. Pretty much I’m fine with that (or the lack of that). I set up a Christmas card sent by my brother and found a necklace of lights at a discount store, which I wrapped around a lamp. I believe in God and Christmas, but I don’t believe a show is required for either.

    How about, Happy New Year!


    1. If it’s truly for the spirit of Christmas and not because it’s expected, commercialized, to impress and for people/family that one doesn’t even like, I’m all for celebrating Christmas. I wish you a Happy New Year too.

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