December 11, 2007

Is Christmas a Female Holiday?

I have had an epiphany of sorts - that Christmas might really be a holiday for women, and seems to be "by invitation only" for men.

I mean, it just seems that women are the ones doing the frenzied shopping (I have never seen men freaking out about getting to a store at 5:00 a.m. on Black Friday), preparing massive and beautiful Christmas feasts, making sure the family gets to the various holiday events, sending out Christmas cards, or making sure the house is a decorated shrine. When you think about it, men ARE involved, but it is only because the women want them to be, or...demand it -- uh, err, I mean to say, expect it.


Christmas is a wonderful holiday. Its mere existence arises from the most fantastic event in the history of mankind! This alone should make everyone love this holiday. Yet, I still see the initiative being taken primarily by women.

I simply do not get this.

I like to think it is because men are tired from long stressful days at work, and the last thing they want to do is string lights, or deck out the house, but that they truly do love Christmas as much as we women do. But lots of women work, too, and still get "into" it, so that kind of shoots down that argument.

So, I guess my question is this: Am I totally off base here (please say yes), or is there some sort of secret problem that the guys aren't sharing with us?

Would love some opinions on this.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Men work longer hours and make more money, women work less hours and make less money but spend more than they make "Oh well, it is Christmas." Men shake their head, and work more knowing a bigger bill than normal is coming January.