My brother and I used to have a funny exchange each year. He would say, “What’d you get this year? Cuz, you know, it’s all about getting.” And we would laugh. And I’m not sure if we thought it was funny because that’s obviously not what the holiday is about; it’s about giving, right? Or, if it was that sort of nervous laugh because deep down inside it really is about hoping that we get the presents we want.
I could easily take this blog in the direction of the over-commercialization of Christmas. But instead, I’d like to suggest that we each start asking the question a different way, and in doing so, we can bring back the original meaning of the season. Read more