Mario’s Christmas Kvetch: Christmas by Apophasis

Christmas is not about family.
Christmas is not about snow.
Christmas is not about movies.
Christmas is not about cards.
Christmas is not about impressions.
Christmas is not a license for sentimentality.
Christmas is not about food.
Christmas is not about getting drunk.
Christmas is not about looking nice.
Christmas is not about decorations.
Christmas is not about a tree.
Christmas is not about gifts (that can be bought or be sold).
Christmas is not about parties.
Christmas is not about “being nice”.
Christmas is not about “being together”.
Christmas is not about “Christmas” photos.
Christmas is not about “cheer”.
Christmas is not about lights.
Christmas is not about “going to church, because it’s Christmas! :)”.
Christmas is not about “going to midnight Mass, because it’s Christmas :)”.
Christmas is not about going to Mass because everyone else is going to Mass.
Christmas is not about holding hands during the Our Father (nothing is ever about this. Stop doing this.).
Christmas is not about Santa.
Christmas is not about “Christmas” music.
Christmas is not about “Christmas colors”.
Christmas is not about candy.
Christmas is not about you.
Christmas is not about getting what you want.
Christmas is not about feeling sorry.
Christmas is not about feeling good.
Christmas is not about feeling anything at all.
Christmastide doesn’t end on Christmas.
Christmas is not about pretending that Christmas is any of the aforementioned things.
Christmas is not about letting your loved ones remain comfortable in their belief that Christmas is about any of the aforementioned things.

My gift to you,
Mario

P.S. This post is currently under construction. This post was inspired by this.