If eggnog is so good, which it is, how come we only associate it with and drink it during the Christmas season? I mean, come on, if this drink is worth savoring at parties and festive events now, why don't we chug it in February, or October? Frankly, we should celebrate turkey with stuffing and cranberry more than once a year, too.
As for this 12 days of Christmas concept, well it was actually intended to start on Christmas day, and not in the fortnight preceding Christmas, but hey, what's a couple of weeks amongst friends? And what ever happened to the "little drummer boy" after he played and smiled at the nativity? Did he go on to a career in jazz or big band, or did he sadly fade away after that big moment?
And why is Rudolph's nose red? Is that really the best or most dynamic color a nose should be to lead the way on foggy Christmas eves? Wouldn't something brighter make things easier for Santa, dealing with fog and vog and cloud cover and all? I hate to bring it up, but Saint Nick isn't getting any younger, you know.
Lots to ponder in this happy season; like why can't the Christmas spirit be an everyday thing. I mean, if we are capable of thinking of others and giving and reflecting and appreciating for a couple of weeks in December, surely we can do that all the time. It's really not that much of a hassle to put on our happy hats and be present and sincere in the moment on a regular basis, is it? I'm pretty sure that the guy this holiday is named after would have wanted it that way, don't you think? And we are all capable of it, not just this week or this month, but any time. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you and yours- now and forevermore. Think about it…