To tree or not to tree

| November 25, 2018

November 25, 2018

This Christmas one might ponder: To tree or not to tree?

Well, perhaps I am one of the few people pondering this.

I do in fact have a Christmas tree up already. But, mainly because my wife and kids want it. I could care less. The reason is admittedly very bah humbug of me.

The reason is because it doesn’t mean much to me anymore. It is a Pagan tradition adopted by Christians. I don’t consider myself either of those. It’s just another thing to clutter the house with.

The only saving grace for the Christmas tree for me is the fact that it does add some greenery during a time of year when greenery is scarce. Also, it add some pretty lights to the room.

But, all in all, it’s a very old and pointless tradition. I am all for being jolly, giving gifts (year round), peace on Earth, and so on. But, I find the tree and also lighting up houses odd.