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23 December | Michael | Inspiration

A very redhype Christmas

The Redhypians were asked what it was about the Christmas Holiday that they absolutely LOATHED. This is what they said:

“Santa Claus. Call me a scrooge, but the rotund man coming down the chimney only encourages the already rampant materialism and consumerism in our country. No holiday should be about how much stuff you can accrue.”
-Cody

“My least favorite thing about the Christmas holiday is shopping. Shopping is the worst.”
-Eddie

“Having to break through people’s attention-addled brains and try to force them to observe traditions. You can’t teach reverence or gratitude.“
-Drew

“I HATE Christmas stock photography. I understand the idea of ‘faking it,’ but how do you expect me to believe you’re that excited about fruitcake?”
-Brooks

“I’m glad that my crew is beyond the age where I have to stay up all night Christmas Eve assembling ridable toys. The worst part of which was waiting until the end of assembly to apply all the decals only to discover that I was supposed to do that in between steps 72 and 74. Now I’ve got to take this thing apart again. Ugh!”
-Alan

“Christmas songs should be classified as a form of torture. I don’t personally celebrate Christmas, but Winter Solstice rather – no one cares though. I don’t care much for the warm fuzzies, and all the good will stuff. Halloween is a better holiday, in my opinion.”
-Mika

“My least favorite part of Christmas is that it is now robbed us of a full day of Thanksgiving! Black Friday is now black Thursday and a half!”
-Gene

“Fruitcake. I HATE fruitcake.”
-Lauren

“I hate the fake outrage on the war on Christmas.”
-Michael

“Inevitable over-eating.”
-Maia

“Black Friday – Materialism and subsequent traffic and anger that follows.”
-Marie

“Thinks I like- Merry.
Things I dislike- Christmas.”
-Lindsey

This does not mean that we do not LOVE Christmas. Well, most of us. Here is what was we deemed our Christmas favorites:

“Collecting ornaments with my family and decorating the tree and attending and volunteering at the Christmas services at NewSpring.”
-Marie

“Long hours of family time.”
-Maia

“Family time and giving gifts and Christmas lights and food and Christmas kitties. I just really like Christmas!!”
-Lauren

“My favorite part of Christmas is the smell of the cedar tree and the watching of A Christmas Story. You’ll shoot your eye out!”
-Gene

“Lights I guess, and food with friends. It’s a good time to annoy people with gaudy-ass decorations, which I get a certain satisfaction from.”
-Mika

“Watching It’s a Wonderful Life with my kids, then having them laugh at me when Clarence gets his wings and I cry like a baby.”
-Alan

“When it comes to the holidays, I LOVE the family gatherings and togetherness. No matter the distances or differences, it seems like the season bonds us closer each year.”
-Brooks

“Stockings. They’re an excellent delivery mechanism for thoughtful gifts and memories… or devious ruses.”
-Drew

“Most definitely the food.”
-Eddie

“My favorite thing about Christmas is my family’s tradition of celebration. Several year’s ago, my mom got tired of cooking practically the same thing as she did for Thanksgiving, so we go to a Chinese restaurant like in A Christmas Story and then go to a movie. It keeps things much more relaxed and allows us to enjoy the day and our time together.”
-Cody

Merry Christmas from Redhype!

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