Monday, December 7, 2020

Ho Ho No?

It's the 7th of December.  Setting aside what day this actually is (if you don't know, go smack whatever educator was supposed to teach you history), we're already 7 days into the month and I have absolutely no urge to send Christmas cards, decorate for Christmas, watch Christmas movies, or listen to Christmas music.  And I've tried.

I bought a box of new Christmas cards because Hubs mentioned them.  They're sitting on the dining room table, staring up at me accusingly every time I walk by.

Before that, I was in the storage room, pawing through my decorations to find last year's cards and see if I needed to buy new ones.  I did.  But I put the lid back on the box and put everything back where it was instead of dragging everything out and decorating the house.

I did watch Die Hard*, but when I sat down to watch The Santa Clause... meh. I usually love that movie.  All I could think was... whiny kid, snotty adults... why am I watching this?

Three of the stations I have set on my car radio are playing Christmas music.  Nothing else was on, so I flipped over to one of them.  Meh.  

By now, everything would be up and the cards would be done or mostly done.  I'd be playing Christmas music in the house and watching all the old favorites.  I'd be surfing the online stores looking for the right gifts to ship to loved ones.  Maybe making up a box to send to the Owl.  

Nope.  It's all Ho Ho No around here.  

Part of it is the weather, I guess.  It's been warm.  It's supposed to hit 68F later this week.  That's warm even for a southern Missouri December.

It doesn't take a genius to figure out what's causing the rest of it.  

Eh, I really need to get over myself.  Throw some damn Christmas music on - Nat King Cole ought to do it - get the boxes out and decorate the tree, get the freakin' cards done so the people I love know I'm thinking about them.  Maybe that'll get my Christmas groove on.  Or at least fake it 'til I make it.  Or something.

How about you?  Have you got the Christmas spirit?  Ho Ho Ho or Ho Ho No?

*Die Hard is too a Christmas movie.  It might be the least Christmassy of the Christmas movies, which is why I could watch it, but it's set at Christmas, there are Christmas songs and decorations, and even a Ho-Ho-Ho.  It's written on a dead bad guy, but it's there.


  1. IT TOTALLY IS! And bah humbug to anyone who says DIE HARD isn't! I mean, it's not Christmas until Hans Gruber takes that dive. 🤣

    As you know, I'm ODing a little on the Hallmark movies. They're sweet and sappy and I can pretend the world was once like that. It's a way of insulating from the outside world. I can't remember the last time I watched a news report for anything but local stories and the weather.

    I still have the Christmas cards I bought last year and didn't send out. I was sick last year so that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

    The Christmas tree is up because we haven't taken it down in...four years? Five? I can't remember. We bought a new tree one year, put it up and decorated it and never took it down. People don't even remember it's there until we turn on the lights. I did get the T-giving wreath off the door and the Christmas one up. LG has taken over the dining room so not sure if I'll get the mantel and stockings up. (That's the room with the fireplace--our house is laid out weird, which sort of fits us. 🤣 )

    Anyway, I'm working very hard to keep the depression at bay. It's been a 2-year battle and I'm mostly winning.

    Hang in there. Do what you need/want to do to make things okay for you. The rest of the world doesn't matter. And, we know you love us whether we get a card or not. 🥰

  2. I'm suffering from Ho No No, too. Got a couple of decorations put out (Mom started nagging) but no interest going. I need to get out my Christmas cards, there are a few people I care about, but no mojo is cropping up.

    Maybe a Christmas CD will help. I have a couple I do enjoy... Now where did I store them? :-)