The marathon that is Christmas

Saturday, December 20, 2008
I noticed that many bloggers are counting down the days till Christmas, in much the same way runners count down the days till a marathon. They have countdown tickers on their blog and everything.

What could this mean? Can Christmas be seen as a marathon? A marathon of being jolly, visiting with family and generally eating a lot? And if so, is it something you can train for? Certainly many of us have been preparing since september for Christmas, if not sooner.

Is Christmas a marathon of the mind, of enforced jollity and family-get-to-gethers?
I can't help but wonder.

Christmas Countdown & MySpace Layouts


  1. All I know is that your countdown widget made me completely realize how much I have to do, and how little time I have...GAH!

    ;-)) Merry Christmas!

  2. Ugh so many things so little time :)

  3. I prefer to think of the countdown clocks as anticipation and excitement rather then time left. There is definitely a lot to do, but I figure if it doesn't get done, no one will miss it.

  4. Christmas is a marathon of trying to get everything done before Christmas gets here - shopping, wrapping, cooking, sending cards, mailing packages, school parties, decorating - it truly is like a marathon to me! (However I have to say I am in the home stretch and will I will complete this year's "marathon" right one time, yay me! :-)

  5. Wow, $50 GC worth of coffee? Is it star bucks coffee? You must be so happy :)

    Thanks for dropping by!

  6. Hi, just stopping by your blog to wish you "Merry Christmas" before I hit my hometown for the holidays.