AIBU to feel just a bit fed up at this time of year? I know there are historical reasons why our (male) ancestors invented the yuletide festival. Nothing much to do in the fields, days too short and sleety to go out hunting, definitely closed season for marauding, raping and pillaging. I know lads! Let's put our feet up, have a booze up, crack open the mead, spin a few yarns and the women can spit roast an ox or two.
Christians came along and tried to co-opt it (with mixed success evidently) and then the capitalists who, I'd say, did rather a better job.
But it does seem like cruel and unusual combination for those who don't enjoy Christmas and struggle a bit with the short days.
And instead of a one day event (plus the nights in the case of the women, who doubtless didn't get much sleep with an ox to get roasted and who then had to clear up AND carry on with their normal all-year-round work with drunken men underfoot)
It now lasts two or three weeks.
Good grief Charlie Brown it is a bit much to take. I am envying you folk in the southern hemisphere today - at least you are in the middle of summer!
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