THE DARK GLOBE – EDITORIAL – THIRD EDITION
The Holiday’s Are Here! Almost… Some of us start to Celebrate Earlier than Other’s
Go ahead and file me under one of those people that start to Celebrate Christmas too early… Go ahead, get it out of your system, HALLOWEEN WAS YESTERDAY!! lol
Oh well, I’ve just ripped open a fresh bag of Dorito’s, and turned on my Pandora Radio Station… Oh not my Normal, “Today’s Hits” (You know, Bubble Gum Pop to Mentally Chew whilst Writing Away), nor my “Trance Radio” (Transport Me Into the Deeper Regions of the Subconscious Tunage) nor “Wolfgang Amedeus Mozart” (The Classics) Chanel… No, this is a New Chanel, simply called “Christmas Radio”.
Something I’ve been listening to for three days now.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Halloween, and Thanks Giving… But not like Christmas.
Picture if you will two little tired eyed boys waking up at 7, 8am on Christmas Day, only to find boxes containing Evel Knievel Motor Bikes… One’s you wind the side ramp thing to, then stop, and watch em fly/drive away… Maybe 100 Feet… They were awesome.
Not only that, but they had actual mini shocks on em, so they could ride off road, hit jumps, etc. Some of you are probably like “Who the Hell is Evel Knievel”, lol. Yeah well… It was the 70′s, lol.
It wasn’t until the year after I had moved out of my Mom’s that I realized I was the Driving Force of our Christmas’s, at least beyond when I was a kid. As we came home for Christmas one day, only to find a Tumble Weed with Lights on it, in the place of a Christmas Tree. Yes, my Mom had decorated an Actual Tumble Weed, and put it in the Living Room. That’s when I realized, for now on, I needed to be the one that not only brought the Christmas Tree each year, but Decorate it too… But I really didn’t mind.
The other year that I didn’t get the tree, she got this White Wicker Reindeer from her work, which was lit by White Lights… And that was our Tree… This really needed to stop.
So for many years after I grew up, I was the one that Brought the Christmas Tree… Or at least initiated the going and getting of one.
It’s funny, ever since I grew up, I continued to want a tree that was taller than me… So I always pushed for a 7, 8 or 9 Foot Tree.
Meanwhile, my Mom, and Oldest Sister pushed for a 4, 5 or 6 foot one… It was a battle that never seemed to end. I didn’t want to be taller than the Tree, lol.
Usually I won, but sometimes I didn’t, lol. But they’d always look good after I, or we decorated it.
Basically I turned the whole House into the North Pole, with Giant Red Stockings Pinned up all over the Walls, Red Chili Pepper Lights in the Kitchen, and all kinds of other lights everywhere else. And on the day, I wore a Santa Hat for most of the Evening, lol
Now my Mom, and her side of the Family, never had much money… So gifts weren’t the thing for any of us at Christmas… It was the Food, the Family, the Music, the Spirit and the Lights.
We did however grow up with a Fireplace, and thusly, we had big Roaring Fires going during most of our Christmas’s.
And then there was Uncle Pat… He’d roll in about 9 to 10pm, bearing a Bucket of K.F.C., as he didn’t like showen up empty handed, and with him his only Son. In their arms would be Acoustic Guitars, a Bass, an Electric Guitar, and in some cases Bongo’s and Tambourines, lol.
Yes, at some point in the evening, there would be Music… And there would be Singing… Sometimes good… Sometimes… Not so good, lol.
Also, we celebrated on Christmas Eve once all the Kids grew up… This allowed for the one’s that had kids of their own, to still go home, and have Christmas Morning with their Children, in the peace and quiet of their own homes.
This Tradition has gone on for maybe 25 to 30 years now, and it is simply Awesome… Sadly, we lost our Uncle Pat a couple years ago, and it was, and is definitely hard adjusting to him not arriving late, with his K.F.C., and Instruments… Oh, and did I mention, he also wore a Santa Hat, lol… Though his was a bit more beat up than mine.
None the less we have carried on, and continue to have amazing Christmas Eve Celebrations… So now maybe you have a bit more insight as to why I start Celebrating Christmas Early… I simply love it, and what it means to our Family.
And with that I say, MERRYYY!! Nahhh, not yet… I’ve/we’ve got two more months for that.