Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Kwitcher Bitchin'!

I am so sick of hearing about "The War on Christmas." Just because I believe in the separation of Church and State and respect that my Jewish friends are celebrating this season, too, doesn't mean I don't have Christ in my heart. When I say "Happy Holidays," all it means is that I hope your holidays are happy.

And I am so sick of hearing about how "commercial Christmas has become." Has become? Really? Miracle on 34th Street revolved around this very issue and it was made back in 1947. This is not news.

I guess I'm upset because so many of the people I hear complaining don't walk it like they talk (bitch) it. Beyond finding fault, these people are doing precious little to preserve and advance the Christmas spirit.

Well, today is GIVING TUESDAY. This movement encompasses all 50 states and its dedicated to celebrating "the season of giving." Remind the sanctimonious Grinches in your life (I can't be the only one who encounters them!) that, like Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, this day is set aside to kick off the holiday season. Suggest they make an appointment at the blood bank, or toss some coins into the Salvation Army kettle, or go to Walgreens and buy a toy and drop it in the Toys for Tots box on the way out, or if they're going to Mickey D's for lunch, they can stuff a dollar in the Ronald McDonald House collection box on the counter ... There are so many ways to give!

Spread the word! Let's turn the grumping into giving!

PS This is my 5,300th post. And it's a rant. How fitting is that!


  1. I was just talking about how today is Giving Tuesday with one of my classes--they want to do a class donation, just from "us". I told them if they collected $ I would use it for an Angel Tree item.

  2. hahaha...good point!

  3. Oh WOW! I am one of those people who bitches about the commercialism of Christmas. You are so right...it has been going on for a long time. Today I am going to do something good for someone and stop bitching! Thanks for the reminder Gal

  4. Happy 5,300! I had no idea there was a Giving Tuesday, and I'm very glad you told me. I know someone I want to share this with. Thanks!

  5. A-Frickin-Men! Hubby (a former Marine) and I always buy a girls toy and a boys toy, nothing chintzy, to donate to Toys for Tots (sponsored by the USMC Reserve). I remember a few years ago, a very elder retired Marine who would stand in his dress uniform near the takeout window of our local Wendy's. He cleaned up every holiday season--even rated a story in the paper about how much money he had raised for Toys for Tots. He always made me smile, and never lacked for a donation from our house.