On Wrapping Christmas Presents

It’s only December 7th.

I’ve already wrapped most of the Christmas presents I’m giving.

Indeed, ones I need to ship? Already in the shipping boxes.

I have some new and interesting wrapping paper this year. Nothing that doesn’t fit my personality. :)

I’m absolutely terrible at trying to cut paper off in a straight line. It ends up wavy and jagged at the end. Maybe I should use cutting knives or something.

I’m trying to think what it is I have left to wrap. Nothing big, I should think.

Someone asked me today why I, as an atheist, use the word “Christmas.” Shouldn’t I use “Xmas,” he wanted to know.

I confess; I was a bit confused by the question at first. I’ve always thought of “Xmas” as a retail-induced, lazy person’s form of “Christmas.” I have no trouble with using “Christmas.” Christmas has two parts — there’s a religious festival. Then there’s a secular festival. Many atheists celebrate the secular winter festival aspect of Christmas.

I once had an employee who called this time of year Chrismahannukwanzukah. Apparently, that began in a Virgin Mobile commercial. I modified that slightly into Chrismahannufestikwanzukuhvis, though that doesn’t roll off the tongue in the way that Chrismahannukwanzukah does. :)

Sorry. Digression. Prone to that…

Still, the wrapping is mostly done. Packages are taped up. All that remains is to fold up my laundry. Which has nothing to do with wrapping presents; I just thought I’d note the laundry folding for the record.

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  1. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

    Alena

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