I also got the Doctor Who S4 boxset, along with The Writer’s Tale by Russell T Davies and The Torchwood Archives. And a shitload of wine, sherry and muscat from my boyfriend’s mum, which is just awesome.
By: Beppie on December 25, 2008 at 10:46 pm
All good, and happy holidays. My family has always celebrated Christmas out of laziness, none of us are really Christian. I pushed for opening presents at the Summer Solstice but was voted down.
My family has always celebrated Christmas out of laziness, none of us are really Christian.
Mine is similar, though rather than being merely nominal Christians we are atheists. Both of my parents rejected the strain of Christianity they each grew up with (Lutheranism and Methodism), and decided to raise us (myself, and two younger siblings) without religion. We celebrate Christmas and Easter purely for the sake of presents and candy.
Atheists don’t get holidays of our own, so I figure we are allowed to celebrate whichever we choose.
(Also, in my hometown in Iowa, we had a fun tradition of making baskets of popcorn and candy for the neighbors on May Day/Beltane and putting them on their doorsteps and running away before they answered the door. I loved that tradition almost as much as I loved trick-or-treating; free candy + an element of trickery = awesome)
My loot: some comics (two Buffy: Season 8 trade paperbacks and a Y: The Last Man), two books (Toni Morrison’s A Mercy and Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing), both “Hellboy” movies and a crap-ton of chocolate.