Saturday, December 25, 2010

The Christmas Blues

First and foremost, that's the title of a great tune, sung to perfection by one of the best American entertainers of the 20th century, Dean Martin.

The phrase aptly describes what many people go through this year, not just due to trying external circumstances involving relationships and money (or, more to the point, the lack of them), but the short days, cold temperatures, grey skies and reduced sunlight.

On the other hand, Christmas Blues also means music I personally like to listen to that has healing properties. For example, these guys:

Now that's some happy blues.

But seriously folks, if you have any combination of:

  • friends, family members and/or a partner you can stand who are still living
  • food on the table
  • a roof over your head which is not in imminent danger of foreclosure or eviction
  • reasonably good health
Then thank your lucky stars and thank 'em again, that is the freakin' grand slam, pinch yourself to make sure the good fortune is real - that equals one fabulous Christmastime.

So (imagine the voice of Clark Gable here), dammit, give them all a hug, tell them you love them NOW, while they're still here!

And, to those intrepid individuals who take action to make things better, get off their derrieres and do something about the suffering in the world, not just today but the other 364 days a year, we tip our hats to you; you're the best.

Merry Christmas To All And To All A Good Night from Way Too Damn Lazy To Write A Blog

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