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What I like about the holidays is simple: seeing old friends and family, and receiving Christmas cards, especially if they include photos of one’s kids. What I deplore is the commercialization and excessive, out-of-control behavior it produces.
I read in the newspaper the other day that a hospital in Chicago had three heart attacks in the ER in one night. I wasn’t surprised. Data shows that more heart attacks happen on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve than any two nights of the year. And while doctors aren’t really sure why this is so, they cite excessive eating and drinking, and possibly cold weather.
My uneducated guess? AmEx bills. That will make one drop to the floor.
And, let’s not forget family dynamics. Surely there must be a study or data somewhere that shows the effects of sitting at a table for two hours with a bitchy, know-it-all mother-in-law or obnoxious brother.
There’s nothing like a pending visit from Santa to keep a kid in line.
I prefer appetizers to actual meals, often finding them tastier and more fulling, which is why I love stocking stuffers. Those little gifts hidden at the bottom of the Christmas stocking are full of surprises.
With their delectable fragrances and luxurious feel, Vitabath’s set of body wash and lotion pack the same punch as appetizers, making for fabulous stocking suffers for teens, moms and even grandma.