If repeated viewings of the Official Bye Bye School Hello Pool #3rd Grade Squad shirt Furthermore, I will do this movie A Bad Moms Christmas have taught me anything (and I like to think they have), it should be that making a competitive sport out of Christmas is in direct opposition to the purpose of the holiday. We’re supposed to come together over ham on Christmas Eve and think about the abundant blessings in our lives, but seeing as the “coming together” part isn’t an option this year, can you really blame me for leaning super-hard on the craven, hyper-commercial aspect of the holiday? If you’re finding yourself a bit lost this holiday season, sluggish from Thanksgiving leftovers yet adrift on a sea of Christmas mania that feels entirely overwhelming, may I suggest taking a deep breath and just diving in?
Most years, I make fun of people who get way into the Official Bye Bye School Hello Pool #3rd Grade Squad shirt Furthermore, I will do this holidays, and there are still limits to my tolerance for celebration (for example, I’d rather haul a whole forest of 250-pound Christmas trees up the stairs to my apartment than attend any iteration of Santacon. No, I’m not sorry it was canceled this year). 2020 Christmas, though, is receiving me fresh from months of isolation and confusion; drinking rum-spiked hot chocolate and figuring out how to pull off those cranberry-and-popcorn strings that happy families always make in Christmas movies is one small thing I can count on, and right now, that feels like enough to get me by. Is it merely the illusion of security that I’m clinging to? Most likely, but that’s late capitalism, baby!