Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love the lights, the snow and the anticipation. I love the look of presents under the tree and the the kids begging to open just one. I love everything about the season. However, I really do not understand the "Scrooge complex". Why is it that people get so angry and stressed? It is really simple, to keep the stress down...
1 - Focus on what the holiday really means. Are we really celebrating a fat man in a big red suit? No we are celebrating the birth of our savior. We need to be celebrating advent and anticipating the celebration of his birth.
2 - Don't worry about affording gifts. If you question if you can afford it...you can't. It really isn't about the gifts anyway, it is about the worship, family, friends and fellowship.
3 - Smile and wish everyone a Merry Christmas. Go see the lights, go to a Christmas service.
The point is don't get all stressed out and take it out others. Your one little negative comment can ruin another persons day. If you smile and wish them a Merry Christmas it may just brighten the season for one more person.
Merry Christmas from Danielle