Puddle Jumpers

Enjoying life, off the hamster wheel

Christmas is coming…

Yesterday was the second of Advent, that means that in 2 more Sundays, it’s Christmas!

Could someone PLEASE, PLEASE tell me how Christmas always sneaks up on us every year? It’s not like the date changes. When we’re millionaires, we’re gonna have all our shopping done by November!

On the topic of shopping, I’m going to start a movement to change the name of Christmas. I’m going to lobby that it be changed to Shoppingmas, ie. Mass Shopping. In Richmond, where the word “Christmas” has been banned from public display and store fronts, this new moniker will suit perfectly! Imagine “Merry Shoppingmas” emblazoned across Walmart stores and the Eaton Centre, with holly wreaths festooned with twinkle lights all aglow. Ahhh…. it brings a song to my heart and a bounce to my step. Santa Claus is now a Coca Cola invention and shoppers rushing home with their presents is a merchant’s pleasure. A Laura Ingals Wilder Christmas, our holidays are not.

Happy Winter Solstice, Dec. 21. Want to do something a little different? Why not make Winter Solstice lanterns at the Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Gardens for free. Click Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Gardens for info.

How about joining a Winter Solstice lantern festival on Dec. 22? Check out Winter Solstice Festival .

And then when you’re done, you can go shopping. Most of the stores are open ’til 10pm. Bah humbug.

Wading in the puddle,



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This entry was posted on December 11, 2006 by in Main.

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