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December 24th, 2006

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06:40 am
All of my family-related holiday prep is done. My friends are going to have to be patient and forgiving, as my resources are not vast this year in terms of both means and energy. In terms of celebration, it makes more sense for me to give New Years gifts in any case, having missed the solstice already.

Not to mention that there is part of me that would rather surprise someone with a gift "off-season", especially since appropriate gifts don't always manifest themselves on a strict calendar schedule. Since I'm not particularly invested in replicating gifts of magi ( O. Henry's or otherwise) or a quasi-obscure Turkish saint the December deadline for gift-giving doesn't loom that large.

Or perhaps I'm just making excuses. None of which should detract from my hope, however, that whatever holidays people celebrate be pleasant and delightful ones.

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Date:December 24th, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC)
I think I might be celebrating Candlemas/Imbolc this year, myself. Christmas Eve could put me down for a month. And I've always liked Brigid and her day. Solstice is the day when the days will start to get longer, but Imbolc is about the time when I start to believe it.

New Years is a fine day to celebrate. And if I remember correctly, this next one will be the day with the latest sunrise.

I'm giving my neighbors some little New Year presents this year. It simplifies things -- I don't know who's Christian, Jewish, Pagan, Buddhist, or Pastafarian. But New Year's Day is for everybody. When I look at it that way, I like New Years the best.

Merry Christmas, happy belated Solstice, and a joyous New Year!

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