Friday, December 24, 2010

Season's Greetings (Or Whatever)


I don't do the whole Xmas thing - I'm not a Christian, and I hate all the vulgarity and hysterical consumerism that has sludged up around December 25th - but it's a nice time to take a break from things and enjoy a bit of peace and quiet (well it is for me, as I (thankfully) don't have children). But whatever y'all plan on doing for the season - whether it's soulful contemplation or funnelling tequila - I hope you enjoy it, and feel better afterwards than before. And here's a song which, curiously, rarely gets played on commercial radio. Funny, that.

9 comments:

jams o donnell said...

For us it's a case of myself and the not-wife.. no visiting and no visitors.

But in a concession to Saturnalia we have some tasty grub but no booze (not allowed to at the moment, thank you Methotrexate).

Anyway, enjoy your day

A Doubtful Egg said...

'no visiting and no visitors' - sounds good to me! Enjoy your Methotrexmas!

H. insciens said...

For us it's the Winter Solstice celebrations after a cautious 4-day wait just to check the daylight really is returning... wouldn't want to be too presumptious in case one year it decides not to... but "Methotrexmas" - I love it! It may catch on. (have just wandered in here while nosing around the links on Jams' place. Hello.)

A Doubtful Egg said...

Thanks for calling by, H! I must go nosing around your blog when the Xmas chaos has abated. At least the snow here has melted; on the one hand, I'm happy that I can actually go places without fear of sliding into the ditch, but on the other hand everything is dour and muddy and wet, like a Bela Tarr film. Call back whenever; the kettle's always on here at Chez Doubtful.

stancarey said...

Many happy returns, Doubtful. There wasn't much visiting or boozing round my way, but I had a lovely few days catching up with family and friends, eating more than usual and playing favourite board games. I like the photo, though the background is vaguely apocalyptic.

A Doubtful Egg said...

It was sunset when I took it, and sunsets often look quite apocalyptic, I think! As H.insciens pointed out above, in winter there is the atavistic fear that it might not rise again... I'm glad you had a good Xmas; mine was quiet enough, but pleasant (I watched a lot of horror films, as I always do over Xmas: standouts were Curse of the Cat People and Hour of the Wolf).

stancarey said...

Fine films both. It's been a long time since I saw Curse of the Cat People, something I must rectify in the new year.

Green Of Eye, Sharp Of Claw said...

Best wishes for 2011! Hope it'll be a great one for you.

A Doubtful Egg said...

Thanks, Green of Eye! And a happy and stress-free New Year to yourself.