Friday, December 02, 2005

Advent excitement

We have 2 chocolate advent calendars in our office. We are on a strict rotation between the 6 of us, meaning we each get a chocolate every 3 days. The best thing is that on Monday we will ALL get a chocolate!

You see, for me, that is what is so nice about Christmas these days. I am not a believer, and yet is totally acceptable for me to pick and choose between the traditions of this religious festival.

Chocolate advent calendars: check, going to church during advent: nah. Parties: check, Praying: er, nah. Materialistic orgy of shopping, eating, drinking: check, Devotion to the son of God: no, cheers for asking, but I'd rather be sipping mulled wine and settling down to watch 'Only Fools and Horses'.

I have dispensed with the slight feeling of guilt I used to get about Christmas and now revel in the fact that I get 2 weeks off work, see all the family and loads of mates, and generally recharge my batteries. And boy do I need it.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Jane said...

I admit to buying a non chocolate advent calender this year to avoid the temptation of eating all the doors when I get in from the pub!

1:49 PM  
Blogger rach said...

you were such a spoil sport that year - I couldn't believe you did that!

1:52 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

This year at work, we shall mostly be celebrating Festivus... A Festivus for the rest of us.

4:22 PM  
Blogger OboeJane said...

Celebrate? Work? How do you get these two terms to go together in the same sentence?

Unless you're separating them with "not being at"

9:52 AM  

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