Sunday, November 30, 2008
This picture was taken in the early 1900's and shows a very buys postman, somewhat overwhelmed with the start of the Christmas Shopping Season. Well, with Thanksgiving behind us, we are once again in that hectic time of year.
I am just curious if you all enjoy Christmas or Thanksgiving better. As for me, I really enjoy Thanksgiving. I enjoy having the relaxed time at home, enjoying the food with family and friends. I enjoy watching the football game after the meal, and in years passed, this was the time that I would enjoy going deer hunting with friends. So, Thanksgiving is definitely my favorite holiday. Christmas, on the other hand, I find to be much to hectic. I enjoy giving, but I feel under a lot of pressure to come up with gift ideas for everyone, and to get the shopping done. Then there is the tree and all the decorating. My wife and I don't exchange Christmas gifts. If there is something she really wants during the year, she gets it, and lets me know that it was from me for her Christmas. I do the same. In more recent years, we tend to give people things we cook for Christmas. We really enjoy smoking meats, and will give people a gift package with home made Canadian Bacon, some smoked salmon, some barbecued pork, and maybe half of a smoked turkey breast.
So, tell us about your Holiday traditions . . . do you enjoy Christmas or Thanksgiving more?