It's old-fashioned, but Christmas cards in the mail top my list.
What is the one holiday tradition you can't live without? Let's take family and friends' presence as a given; you get them for free on this quiz. Is it the roast beast on the dinner table? Church at midnight? Cruising the town to find the best-dressed, most brightly-lit house, threatening to blow the whole neighborhood's electrical transformer? These traditions are evergreen, all. But my choice is the endangered species of customs – Christmas cards. This week, while most people are probably not missing the ample displays (gone) of boxed cards at their local card shop (gone), I'm waiting for the delivery of our new cards from the on-line photo service. And with one of the kids studying paleontology and her project on my brain, I feel like…
Should we say Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays? Me, much a do about nothing!
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Jack Kelly
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
There are certain guarantees in life: death, taxes and the annual and always 'controversial' what do we say to someone during the holidays, I mean Christmas or, man, never mind. Truth, I believe there are far more important issues to argue about than this and am indifferent as to how someone addresses me to acknowledge a season that has become far too commercialized anyway. However, sometimes like many others, I care, but not because of the actual topic, but because of the emotions people display when arguing this. Except, I guess something that does bother me, is the annoying fact I have to think about this when I say it to someone. For example, when bumping into a casual acquaintance who I enjoy a quick hello and the usual small talk …
Images from the 2011 Macy's Enchanted Trolley Tour and Tree Lighting Saturday outside the Boston Center for the Arts.