This blog site gets readers from all over the world, so for those who celebrate Christmas – I say “Merry Christmas.” For everyone else, I’ll say Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Yule, Peaceful Kwanzaa and Solemn Solstice. If you’re one of those celebrating Saturnalia, cheers for kickin’ it old school!
I’m not an artist, but made this myself…
I know I haven’t covered all of the holidays celebrated this time of year. But I tried! Monday in a trivia game, I correctly guessed that Kwanzaa was first celebrated in the 1960s, which is when the Black Panthers first came into being. But the others on my trivia team overruled me. Oh well, these things happen all of the time on trivia nights, don’t they?
I’m enjoying my one day off by watching “Homicide for the Holidays,” a show on the Oxygen Channel about crimes that happen around the holidays. The episode airing as I write this involves several members of the Simmons family. Fourteen total family members were murdered in Arkansas in 1987 when they had all gathered for Christmas. The family patriarch Ronald Gene Simmons took out his whole f—-ing family – the largest family massacre in US history. He also fathered a baby with his own daughter (as if everything I just told you wasn’t horrifying enough – now there’s incest too).
It’s always that much more tragic when these things happen around the holidays, isn’t it? It’s hard to wrap your mind around this massive amount of evil, yet it’s still so fascinating (at least to me).
As you might’ve guessed, I’m not exactly someone who gets excited about the “Christmas Story” movie marathon that airs every Christmas! I can’t help it – I am who I am!
My husband hasn’t woken up yet, and later this afternoon, we’ll be going to my mom and dad’s house.
Thanks, as always, for reading – I hope you all have pleasant days today!