We all have our Christmas traditions. I talked about mine with Amber a few days ago. I know everyone is different, but there are some traditions that just down baffle me to the point of dislike. Case in point:
ONE. Elf on a shelf.
Not only is he creepy as hell, that little bastard is around your house, getting into the presents, making messes, stealing Barbie's car, and who knows what else. I don't know about you, but if anyone would have messed with my Barbies, they were dead meat. Maybe it's because I don't have kids, but lordy when I do I hope this tradition will have been dead a long time.
TWO. Fake trees.
Go ahead, call the environmental police, but I stand by my sentiment that real trees are the best. Period. End of story. The smell better, they look better. And really guys, the mess isn't that bad. The whole "your'e killing the environment every time you cut down a Christmas tree" argument is completely invalid. They have farms with literally thousands of trees and only about 100 at most get cut down every year. Chill. Out.
THREE. Not drinking.
I'm sorry, I love my family, but how on earth can you be around your family 24/7 for several days and not need a bottle glass of wine? Or maybe a couple Jagerbombs in my Uncle's case. Okay, maybe I just don't understand the sentiment of "not drinking" at any time so.... moving on.
FOUR. Opening presents on Christmas Eve.
You guys, Christmas is DECEMBER 25TH. Not one day or even one minute before. The only reason you should open a present early is if 1) you bought it for yourself or 2) you have a relative in town and they won't actually be there for Christmas. Have a little patience!
FIVE. Inflatable lawn ornaments.
No guys. Please, just say no to the inflatable Santas, reindeer, snowmen, just say no to it all. Believe me, I am ALL FOR decorating for Christmas. One of my favorite things is driving around and seeing all of the lights on houses, but this? This is too much for me, or anyone, to handle.