I'm sorry I'm totally ruining your spirit. But, don't worry. There is hope.
I do like some things about Christmas. I like spending time with the family. Eating, drinking, and shooting the shit. I'm all about that. Yes, at the time it might seem a little stressful. Cooking for the in-laws and cleaning out the spare room and schlepping that extra special stool from the basement so your Uncle Jack can get a seat right by the TV might seem like a whole lot of effort at the time. Once it's done, though, you know all your work was worth it.
I'm also really into the charity of the season. A lot of people are forgoing the snuggies and xboxs in order to move towards a better way of giving gifts. I'd recommend looking at charities like Child's Play, UNICEF's Gifts of Magic, and (my favourite) Donors Choose before going to ebay to hunt down that last minute gift.
Speaking of charity, our friends from CSN have decided to donate a $50 gift certificate to you! Hopefully this will really help someone who is struggling for the holidays. Buy yourself something for the kitchen so that you can feed your huge family. Get some toys for a local charity. Or find yourself something to help you keep your sanity this Christmas. Here's how you do it:
- You must be a follower to enter. You also must live in the US or Canada.
- Leave a comment letting me know a favourite charity of yours, or your favourite way to spend the holiday season.
- You can get another entry by twittering about this contest, and then leaving a separate comment here.
It's as easy as one, two, three! The contest ends the morning of the18th. Good luck. And don't be a Grinch (like me!)