I propose a new Winter Holiday- Overindulgence Daze!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ
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           angel and Merry Christmas

I've started to cringe when I hear "Jesus is the reason for the season". As a Christian, I don't figure Jesus IS the reason for all the crass commercialism, overspending, overeating and drinking, and all the other over-indulgences that too often make up the holiday season. In my town, the Christmas things started appearing in the stores this year BEFORE HALLOWEEN! That's ridiculous!

So what IS the reason for all that? Well, people like to party. And the dark, bleak winter days need cheer. And people LIKE to overindulge. And our economy is based on spend, spend, spend. And some if it is just fun. But it isn't what Christmas is about.

So I say we should declare a new holiday, and push all of the commercialism and overdoing onto that holiday. That way we can celebrate Christmas, or whatever religious/spiritual holiday you celebrate, as JUST THAT. Religious/spiritual. O Holy Night.

          garland and bow

What shall we call the new Holiday? I suggest Overindulgence Daze, or OD for short.Can you see it? "Are you ready for OD? Nah, I haven't spent enough yet." Or, "I've got two more parties to overeat at for OD," Or "Boy, I really ODd this year!"

What do you think? Are you in?

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Andy Kress
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Sounds silly to me

Dec 23, 2010 05:16 AM #1
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Leslie Prest
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Silly isn't always bad, Andy. Thanks for commenting.

Dec 23, 2010 05:35 AM #2
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Michael A. Caruso
Surterre Properties - Laguna Niguel, CA

Overindulgence has sadly become the definition of the holidays. But hey, I'm going to partake too and try all 5 desserts

Dec 23, 2010 05:35 AM #3
Rainer
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Best wishes for lots of fun and food with family and friends today. Hope Santa brought you some cool toys, too!

Happy Holidays!

 

 

Dec 25, 2010 03:52 AM #4
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Leslie Prest
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Michael- don't OD too badly.

Russel- Best wishes to you, also.

Dec 25, 2010 05:53 AM #5
Anonymous
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Couldn't agree more, Leslie! There's something just WRONG about the Christmas spending blitz starting before the leaves turn. Pretty soon, we'll be seeing things like "Back to School with Santa" or "Don't Miss Our Labor Day / Pre-Christmas Sale". And, besides the most sacred of traditions being commercialized beyond recognition, our decison to "buy into it" can harm us physically, especially when it comes to drinking and eating too much. It is, however, a free country, and those decisons are still ours to make, thank God. I, for one, will be following your lead this year and factoring all of that into the celebration... not SALEabration... of Christmas.

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