Four days, really?

Wait, there’s four days until Christmas? Without being maudlin, I have to say this is the least Christmas-y feeling Christmas I can remember. If it were not for the prospect of seeing some relatives, I would just as soon stay inside — no church service, no movie, no stollen, (perhaps) no Chinese food — and wait for the 26th. I’ve not sent out a single card. The artificial tree waits for ornaments.

I don’t think I’m alone in feeling this way.

Categorized as Holidays

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.


  1. No, you are not alone. Our family is gathered, the tree is up, the cookies baked. But this year I am far more into the mood of Advent – watchful waiting in a dark world. And no-one seems to be celebrating the few glimmers of returning light – the troops finally out of Iraq, the prospect of air pollution curbed, advances in marriage equality and human rights for everyone, a growing recognition of why our political and economic systems are malfunctioning. I hope we have hit bottom and this is the dark before the dawn.

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