Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Blue Christmas

Supposedly it's a myth that people get any more depressed during the holidays than any other time of the year, or that suicide rates are any higher. But I didn't let that stop me from basing my latest Patch article on that old saw. Have they not heard of one Charlie Brown???

Charlie Brown is snapped out of his depression at the end of A Charlie Brown Christmas by realizing that Jesus is the reason for the season. In my case, I just like to remind myself that other people's lives are probably a whole lot shittier than they'd lead you to believe in their Christmas form letters. My Christmas special based on this premise is coming soon to the ABC Psycho network.

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  1. I think the depression is based on the change of season, from sunny to overcast and cold and feeling confined to your house. But I don't get that bummed out over holidays and the euphoria rush. I think that comes from having a dysfunctional family and wishing you had more happy times with them rather than always ending up in mad fights and drama. :)

  2. The monetary pressure of the holidays get to me sometimes too.

    Like you said, we feel badly if e don't have the vision described in the song, and even when I realize it is crazy, I feel compelled to provide something like it for the kids.

    I am waiting for some festiveness to kick in. I think I want some new decor, as this stuff has been around so long, it just blends in!

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