15 Dec 2009

A SCROOGE AMONGST MEN? THINK AGAIN.

I know I've blogged about this before, albeit briefly, but today I wanted to dedicate a whole post to Husband dearest's (not so obvious) love/(more in evidence) hate relationship with Christmas.

For some reason known as the Bah Humbug type (perhaps it's the HAT though I have been informed that a more traditional one has been supplied thanks to one of his work colleagues who is determined he WILL enjoy Christmas), today I will set out to prove that this isn't altogether the case.

EVIDENCE A - Seasonal Films.

Two of his favourite films happen to be seasonal ones. ELF and MUPPETS CHRISTMAS CAROL. So they might not be up there in his top ten but he still has a copy and, what's more, watches them.

EVIDENCE B - Shopping AND Singing.

Whilst shopping for Christmas presents (OK so Internet shopping was unheard of at the time), singing along with shop tannoy Christmas songs (hard to believe I know but it's true) Husband dearest was approached by a woman who gave him 50p obviously thinking he was collecting for charity (I refuse to believe she was paying him to shut up.)

EVIDENCE C - The Tree (1998).Would someone who hated Christmas bother to decorate a tree with such care? Honestly you've no idea the time spent on this, hours and hours (and that's only getting the thing in it's pot straight). And though he would never admit to it, he can remember where we bought every decoration and refuses to buy a new star for the top because this was the very first Christmas decoration we bought as a married couple. (Now I really am ruining his reputation.)


EVIDENCE D - Playing Santa (1986).


Always someone who enjoys dressing up (but you don't want to know too much about that) Husband dearest has played Santa to various community groups over the years. Yes, he even played Santa this year ..... in JULY such is his enjoyment of the festive season.













EVIDENCE E - Christmas Cheer (1986).

Need I say more? I think I'll let this photo speak for itself -except to say that here he is full of (shall we say?) the Christmas 'spirit'.

I rest my case. Husband dearest isn't altogether anti-Christmas, he simply refuses to celebrate it in October/November/early December and dislikes all of the commercialisation involved as his latest BLOG ENTRY testifies.


So what do you, the jury, think - Husband dearest, guilty or not guilty of being a seasonal killjoy?

16 comments:

Smileyfreak said...

Not guilty! LOL :)

Dorte H said...

I endorse your husband´s attitude wholeheartedly: Christmas in late December is wonderful, Christmas in October and November is horrible, bad taste and should be prohibited world-wide!

UberGrumpy said...

I think we need to see some more recent evidence before the final verdict

Mary said...

My verdict is: GUILTY. . . of being a good sport :D

Merry Christmas!

GMR said...

I'm going with NOT GUILTY. State-side, the stores had Christmas decorations out...next the Halloween candy! I love Christmas, but that was a little too much even for me. (Oh and Muppet Christmas Carol...LOVE IT! ...and now I have "One more sleep til Christmas..." stuck in my head...)
=0)

Christiejolu said...

Yeah Christmas decorations and music in the stores when we hadn't celebrated halloween yet is a bit much to me. I remember when the stores didn't decorate till the Friday after Christmas. I think it made it more fun!

Kelly said...

Not Guilty.

I love the Christmas tree!!!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Hmmmmmm.... the jury is still out.... ;)

FUN post!

chitra said...

Nice to read a funny post early in the morning. I am sure you too enjoyed writing this:)

susan s. said...

I think, Not Guilty.

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

Cute blog! I have a hubby like that too!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Peety ,my verdict: Not guilty!!
love and hugs hugs

Martha said...

Your Husband can get a job as an Elf in Santa's Workshop!! You too are a beautiful couple. Cute Post, P.W.!

themethatisme said...

There's laws against slandering a mans character you know!!!

Vivienne said...

I think your husband is right. Christmas starts too early. I was buying presents in November as I know if I left it until December my girls would not get what they wanted as they sell out so quick. My husband is mad for Christmas. He decorates the house beautifully and puts up three trees! On Christmas morning he is like a big kid and always first up.

Jenners said...

I'm thinking the jig is up ... he is not Scrooge!