12 Anxiety Free Days of Christmas

Dec 16, 2022 | True Patriot News Daily

Sometimes the best solution is to take a step back and enjoy the silence. And what better time to take a break than Christmas? The perfect gift, the cleanest house, who isn’t coming and why, are all distractions to the main event. Petty anxieties have taken the place of grander pursuits. Chesterton noted,  
 

“To anyone who knows any history it is wholly needless to say that holidays have been destroyed. As Mr. Belloc, who knows much more history than you or I, recently pointed out in the ‘Pall Mall Magazine,’ Shakespeare's title of ‘Twelfth Night: or What You Will’ simply meant that a winter carnival for everybody went on wildly till the twelfth night after Christmas.”

Our poorer less technologically advanced ancestors seemed to have found the time for Christmas, yet we dismiss 12 nights of celebration off hand. Have we become a nation that prefers petty anxieties to celebration? I hope not.