This year? It's mostly been "UGH. I have no money and yet am expected to buy presents for everyone. But [to quote Anya from Buffy the Vampire Slayer] I like my money the way it is when it's mine." Bah humbug! I don't think it helped that our Christmas tree was put up in late November, which led to a whole lot of me going "But it's too EARLY for Christmas!!!"
Anyway, as of yesterday, I'm finally starting to feel vaguely in the spirit. Little Miss A was over yesterday, making gingerbread with my mum. If you ever want to laugh hysterically, ask a six year old what the true meaning of Christmas is: "It's when Jesus got stuck in a stable, and then he lived happily ever after. THE END!" Hilarity.
Last night was the Christmas concert for C's choir. I took my camera with me, intending to take some photos to show you guys, but they had a "no audience photography" rule in place last night. So here's one from a couple of years ago instead:
This was taken the year that some kid in the front row felt sick, went to go offstage, and ended up throwing up next to the piano. Thankfully, nothing similar happened last night! I always regard the Christmas concert as my equivalent of going to church, because the audience gets to sing along with a lot of the carols. Sadly, they used new arrangements this year, so I couldn't sing the descants... *sulks*
After the concert, we headed to a nearby bar for a drink or two, and then around to Federation Square to see if there was a big Christmas tree there. It turns out that the big official Christmas tree is up in City Square. But there are Christmas themed projections on the front of St Paul's Cathedral, so we stood and watched those for a while. They're pretty amazing. I had totally the wrong lens on my camera (I put the 55-300mm lens on, assuming that I'd be taking photos of the concert), but it was so cool I took some shots anyway!
So there you have it. It took a bloody long time, but I'm finally starting to get into the holiday spirit!
What about you guys? Are you on Team Bah Humbug or Team Yaaaaaaaaaaay Christmas? Or somewhere in the middle?