I never thought I'd say this but I miss American Christmas. I have been in Slovenia for over a year now and I haven't seen any one bat more than one eye at any holiday. I mean it doesn't have to be the big consumerist exaggeration or the proliferation of bad holiday special, but where's the excitement? The lights? The music? The ostentatious window and lawn displays?
I mean, I'll give it to Ljubljana for having lights up, but they are the same lights from last year and they are mostly blue and yellow(??) instead of the traditional red and green we have going on America. I'll also give it to Radovljica for having a Christmas concert, but is that it?
I recently heard that the traditional pagan festival of lights occurred because were so cold and so missed the light and warmth of the sun that they tried to lure the sun back with their own tiny lights and fires. I'm getting no holiday spirit off people here. Someone please back in a truck of Christmas lights and tinsel at every house, people need the warmth (weather-wise and love-wise) here BIG TIME.