Tired of carols and forced jollity? Think that giving and receiving shouldn’t focus on a single day of the year? You’ve come to the right place. I’m here to assure you that you’re not a loser, curmudgeon, or bad person just because you’re not involved in the holiday frenzy (though, for all I know, you may be all of these things).
Frankie, who is my role model (see WWFD: What Would Frankie Do), prefers to avoid the pressure to be social that Christmas brings.
Since I live to please him and my blog has always been a guilt-free zone for good dog owners, I’m extending my no-guilt mandate to non-celebrators. Those who observe other religions. Those who don’t have family. Those who don’t have friends. Those who have both but don’t care to see them, preferring to take advantage of a quiet day. Even telemarketers take a break this time of year.
Watch your favorite films on DVD. Read a good book. Check out all the blogs you never get a chance to visit. Or consider writing a list of the many ways this past year sucked for you. My favorite example, which I found through Twitter pal Denise Rothman, comes courtesy of Ant Hill Marketing:
In short, you have my permission to do whatever you want to as long as it doesn’t harm anyone, especially animals. Consider it a nondenominational non-holiday gift from me and Frankie.