Don't let the Grinch steal your Christmas
By Ric Wasley
December 24, 2018
Christmas is a time of joy - remembrance of Christmases past, and hopes for Christmases future, and especially enjoyment and celebration of the Christmas spirit here and now in Christmas present!
There is so much to enjoy with friends and family that we should make a special effort to stay happy and tune out all of the day-to-day nonsense that that seems to permeate everything we do - from the nightly news down to even the beloved old holiday songs that have recently taken center stage in the latest ’tempest-in-a-teapot', public debate.
Don’t let it get you down.
Remember that all of the politically-correct nonsense surrounding the banning of Christmas songs is really not someone being offended by warm, happy and fun loving lyrics - it’s really the old adage of referring to the perennial ‘scold’ class of people who are resentful at the idea that “someone, somewhere, may be having a good time."
They are not of the spirit of Christmas, so don’t let the Grinches steal yours.
Instead, show them that Christmas lives in the heart.
Smile at them, join hands, and like the ‘Who’s down in Whoville,’ sing your songs of love and joy around the tree and wish everyone peace on earth and the very merriest of Christmases!
And Merry Christmas!
Ric Wasley is a writer and lecturer, as well as the author of the popular McCarthy Mystery Series. Ric has had a 40 year professional career history in advertising, publishing and marketing in Boston, New York and San Francisco. He has degrees in history and psychology and has been trained in debating, public speaking and stage acting. A large part of his 40 year career was spent in numerous professional and business settings as a presenter and featured speaker at seminars and professional meetings. Ric has been a visiting professor at Worcester Polytech Institute. He also teaches a popular course on marketing for authors at prominent venues such as the venerable “Cape Cod Writers Conference.”
Wasley has been involved in both print and broadcast media as well as writing for business and commercial markets for over 30 years and continues to consult for a major media company. In addition to his novels and short stories, he has been published in several literary magazines. Wasley currently divides his time between Boston and his home on Cape Cod where he continues to write, lecture and create worlds where the unexpected thrives.