When my family was moving to Japan, my mom bought all these books about culture and the country and living overseas and whatever. Stuff like that can be just as harmful as it can be helpful. When you stock up on facts about a place you've never been, you often feel prepared until you're actually there. Anyway, one of the books said that unmarried Japanese women are viewed as Christmas cakes. Not much good after the 25th.
I thought this was hilarious and sad, even as a fourteen year old when I first read it. I reminded my mom of it when I turned 26 and said, well, at least I have a boyfriend. She didn't think it was funny. But if I really based my self-worth on having a ring on my finger, I'm sure I would already be married.
And also, one of the best parts about Christmas is the ridiculous amount of leftover food. First of all, you get to eat all kinds of good food that everyone just shows up with starting a week or two before Christmas. Then, everyone keeps bringing it until New Year's because there just really was that much food prepared. I ate some sugar cookies as part of my breakfast today. I love leftovers in general, but holiday ones are The Best.
Oh, and I wrote an entry on Saturday but for some reason only the title was actually published. I was going to try to remember what I wrote and fix it, but I got a comment on the blank one, so we'll see. I'll revisit my Christmas Eve Eve thoughts at a later time. :)