Mom to Friends: Abbie is going to Antarctica!
Friends: OMFG! When???
Mom: The end of December!
Friends: **GASP!** SHELL BE GONE OVER CHRISTMAS!!
We dont really do Christmas in my house. I mean, we would put up a tree when us kids were little, and we would get some gifts, but thats it. It wasnt even really ever a ‘Santa’ thing, cause Bro told me about the ‘Santa’ gig when I was really little (he didnt want his little sister to get scammed). That, and the whole ‘Moms Jewish’ thing.
Soooo I never went to church, and never sang in a choir. Didnt sing the really religious Christmas songs in school. And though I played them in orchestra (cello!) for a decade, it was orchestra. Didnt have words.
Plus, I just dont like Christmas songs. No incentive to learn the lyrics.
So my friends get a kick out of me not knowing the words to any Christmas songs. When this South Park Christmas episode aired, they were all ROLFing– “THAT IS SO YOU!!”
It really is me. The Meaning of Christmas = Christmas tree and pie. And presents.
Kinda wondering whether the other passengers on this trip will be just as ‘Meh’ about the holiday, considering they all chose to book this particular date set…