I'm annoying like that. But there are a few Christmas-related things that drive me absolutely fruitcakey. So, here they are in no particular order:
Five Things I Hate About the Christmas Season
1. "Christmas Shoes" - I don't know if you've heard this World's Most Depressing Song, but basically a poor little kid wants to buy his mom some shoes to wear because she's dying on Christmas Eve. I am all about a few tears in my eggnog (especially since I don't drink eggnog) but this song is over-the-top sad. I'm pretty sure it was written by someone who hates jolliness. Or merriment. Or rockin' around the Christmas tree.
|Really? Really Rankin/Bass?|
You got Mia Farrow to be a unicorn,
but this is the best baby you can do?
|I still believe.|
4. Light Up Accessories - Every year, there is someone out there who buys my kids a bunch of jewelry, hats, hairbands and shirts that flash tiny LED lights constantly. Having a few items isn't such a big deal, but with kids this age, they are going to wear them all at once. That's a big deal. It's, in fact, a seizure waiting to happen, if you ask me. I know it's the season of light and all, but is that really any reason to cover kids in them?
|Arrgh. Someone needs to get that kid therapy.|
And not by a vindictive nutcase bully.
*(I love you, Nick Park.)
** Also, of note: My love for The Last Unicorn. I know, I know. I am a complex and unpredictable sort.
Okay, so, do you agree with my annoyances, or do you want to meet me behind the tinsel for some sparring? What are you most annoyed by this time of year?