Ten Questions and Answers About the Holiday Season

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - December 21, 2015 - Al Tureegogh, Features, Ten Questions/Answers - No Comments
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Because I’m busy decorating the house for Christmas, I’m not in the mood to write. However, I will gladly answer ten questions from my good friend Al Tureegogh about the holiday season:

What do you like most about the holiday season?
Ideally, the holiday season is a time for peace on earth and goodwill to all. But we live in the real world, not an ideal one. Consequently, the final weeks of the year is a time of greed and gluttony. When it comes to presents, egg nog, cookies, wassail, candy, stuffing, and pumpkin pies, the more, the merrier.

And the least?
While I get annoyed watching Chia Pet and Clapper commercials and I get nauseated looking at fruitcakes at the grocery store, what I like least about the holidays are Black Friday and Cyber Monday. They are the biggest come-ons created by retailers since the first troglodyte decided it was a good idea to sell goods in his cave. If you are interested in getting great bargains, you shop on the day after Christmas.

What do you want for Christmas?
Money, gift cards for my Kindle, a Rolls Royce, money, some new clothes because I gain some weight during the past year, world peace, a trip to the Bahamas (though a visit to the state archives would be great), money, the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series next year, money. Oh, I did forget that I especially want money for Christmas?

What is your favorite Christmas song?
Don’t have one. I’m mute when it comes to singing.

Your favorite reindeer?
It isn’t Rudolph. He probably drinks too much spiked eggnog the night before the night before Christmas–that’s why he had a red nose that glows. I’m a Blitzen guy. He is probably the reindeer that urges the others to keep going on Christmas Eve rather than play reindeer games with Santa.

Are you going to see the new Star Wars movie?
Maybe when it comes out on DVD. I get claustrophobic being around so many people at a movie theater. Besides, I have spent so much money buying presents I don’t have enough cash to see if the Force is still with the Star Wars gang.

Will you be celebrating New Year’s Eve.
Most years, I watch football games and go to be long before the crystal ball goes down in Times Square. I don’t drink to excess because I don’t want to celebrate the highlights–and mainly lowlights–of the past twelve months.

Do you keep New Year’s resolutions?
Heck, no. I break ’em quicker than I make ’em.

Will 2016 be a happy new year?
I don’t know–I’m not a telephone psychic. But since the presidential elections as well as the summer Olympics will be occurring during the next twelve months, I will have plenty to write about in this humble blog.

Do you believe in Santa Claus?
Sure. He’s a good friend of mine. He can’t wait to see me on December 25. And he wants to wish all of my readers season’s greetings and a wonderful New Year.

Joe’s Maybe Memorable Quote of the Day

Not everyone will have a merry Christmas but every Christmas is merry.

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