We have been accused of being miserable and tight-fisted because -
We do not stuff our faces with a special Christmas dinner. (We have a special dinner together every evening. A good meal with a glass of red wine.)
We do not give each other Christmas gifts. (We buy each other gifts whenever we see anything we think the other will love.)
We do not give Christmas gifts to others. (We buy gifts for friends when we see anything we think they will love.)
We do not give to any of the Christmas charities. (We try to help others whenever we see they need help.)
We do not deck the halls with hunks of
holl y (no, not holly – that’s free.) - expensive
yet tawdry silver and gold, cheap tat, made in poor countries and sold here for
a fortune. (Our house is decorated with flowers, shells, berries… natural things
that look lovely whatever time of year it happens to be.)
“Christmas time is here by golly: disapproval would be folly.
Deck the halls with hunks of holly, fill the cup and don’t say when.
Kill the turkeys, ducks and chickens, mix the punch, drag out the Dickens.
Even though the prospect sickens – brother, here we go again.” Tom Lehrer