I have a love-hate relationship with Christmas.
I love setting up the Christmas tree, lights, and assorted decorations.
I hate taking them down just because they never seem to fit back in the boxes I took them out of!
I love looking out at the snow.
I hate driving in the snow.
I love giving fun toys and games to my kids.
I hate that nobody ever gives ME fun toys and games anymore.
I love listening to Christmas music.
I hate listening to Christmas music, ’round about midnight of December 25th.
I love the looks on my kids’ faces when they open their presents.
I hate having to figure out where to put all this new stuff they’re getting.
I love the cookies and treats.
I hate that my clothes won’t fit right for weeks after.
I love watching A Christmas Story, Home Alone, and Christmas Vacation with my kids. And, after they go to bed, watching Love, Actually with my wife.
I hate that there are so many horrible Christmas movies out there, like Deck The Halls and Jingle All The Way.
I love egg nog ice cream.
I hate peppermint ice cream.
I love forgetting about the world’s troubles for just a few days.
I hate that the troubles seem to always return in a worse way.
What do you love/hate about Christmas?