Thursday, December 24, 2009

What are you thankful for?

I have to be honest... I'm not a Christmas fan. Granted, that may be because I don't celebrate the holiday and spend the day eating Chinese food and going to the movies with all the other non-celebrators, but that's the part I actually like. The part I don't like is the absolute chaos surrounding Christmas.

I mean, is it necessary for the mall to be PACKED 24/7? No, I don't think so. And oh.em.gee. the people at the mall are SO RUDE it's unbelievable. For a holiday that is supposed to be all about giving rather than getting, good will toward men, family, and the holiday spirit - people are downright MEAN.

I don't care that you have to get 17 iPods, 6 Nintendo Wiis, 84 Barbies, and 36 Transformers... That does NOT give you an excuse to slam into me with your shopping cart and not bother to apologize, or even say "excuse me." It just doesn't. You will get your stuff. After you stand in line with the rest of us. Don't roll your eyes and curse because you have somewhere else to be. JUST BREATHE. The world will NOT end if you don't get every single thing on your damn list.


So, now you see why I tend to avoid holiday traditions, but there are some I do love. And there are many things that I'm thankful for. So here's my holiday-thanks list (should I have done this on Thanksgiving? Haha, oh well!).

  • Movies on TV at Christmastime, especially Miracle on 34th St (the old version), Home Alone 2, and Love Actually
  • My own home, so that I only have to see my lovable (and slightly crazy) family when I choose to
  • My awesome friends, dramatic personalities and all
  • Apple for my iPhone & iPod
  • This blog, so I can talk about all the crazy stuff I love
  • The awesome readers of this blog, I love hearing from you!
  • My flat iron (best invention EVER)
  • DVR (second best invention EVER)
  • Nonfat Chai Tea Lattes
  • Uggs, because I don't care how unfashionable they supposedly are. I live in New England and if it's 10 degrees outside and snow is covering the ground there is not a bat's chance in Hell that I'm putting on anything else.
  • Robert Pattinson's hair for having a life of it's own. Actually, just RPattz in general, cause he's hot, his accent makes me melt, and mostly... I just love saying RPattz
  • Anything that sparkles (vampires included)
  • The Galaxy Diner for being open 24/7 (I think the popularity of these kinds of diners is strictly a CT/NJ thing, so those of you outside of these two states don't know what you're missing!)
  • Jones Tree Farm Strawberry Serenade Wine
  • Gossip Girl, 90210, One Tree Hill, and Glee for making me feel like I'm still in high school watching Dawson's Creek all over again
  • Coco Nail Spa for the most AMAZING free massages they give you while your nails are drying
  • My favorite holiday commercials - Hershey Kisses, M&M's & Coca Cola
I'm sure there there is a lot of stuff that I'm forgetting... So I'll sum it up by saying I'm thankful for everything and everyone in my life right now.

What are you thankful for?

I hope everyone has a fantastically fabulous holiday!


itsybitsyknitsy on December 24, 2009 at 1:32 PM said...

Have a fabulous holiday season!!! I agree about the malls - everyone calm down - deep breath - move in an orderly fashion lol.
I am also thankful for the PVR - GREAT IDEA!!! Mine is constantly full lol.
I am also thankful for love actually and the grinch who stole Christmas.
Plus, I am also happy that I have my own home with my husband so we dont have to see our crazy families unless we want to - although we do love them dearly :D

leelee on December 24, 2009 at 4:46 PM said...

Mine used to always be full, but I switched to a different company recently (ATT U-verse) and now I have like three times as much room. It is AWESOME!

I forgot about the Grinch! I love him, too!

And yes, much love to the family... As long as I can come home to peace and quiet when I need it! :)

Hope you have an awesome holiday as well!

amanda14367 on January 3, 2010 at 7:57 PM said...

I'm thankful for YOU! Cheesy, but totally serious. I heart you - mainly cause you put up with my TOTAL CHRISTMAS OBSESSION.