The Holidays!

Ahhhh, the holidays. That time of year that your stress level sky rockets and you’re plunged into the depths of family gatherings. Aren’t you just so excited?! ;D

But no really, I love the holidays. I wasn’t really raised under any sort of religious denomination as I was growing up, my parents were nice enough to let me decide on my own about whether God would have a place in my life or not, probably the nicest thing they could’ve done for me. Don’t worry, the God talk is for another time lol

But anyways, soooooo, wasn’t really raised religious so I don’t really go to church for Christmas and Thanksgiving and all that good stuff. For me, the holidays mean spending money and seeing family members once again.

First off, let me say that Halloween, as much as I love the ambiance and atmosphere that Halloween brings, I don’t really think of it as a holiday anymore. When you’re a kid, getting dressed up, trick or treating and what not, it’s a holiday. When you’re 22, it’s just another excuse to go out with friends and get hammered.

That’s what I think separates Thanksgiving and Christmas from most days of celebration, the family gatherings. Unfortunately, this isn’t always a good thing. Some of us have weird, estranged, family members. Sometimes a little too touchy (Don’t you dare pinch my damn cheeks again πŸ™ I’m not 6). If you’re lucky like me, you’ve got one of those families where we can’t go an hour with everyone together without getting into an argument. It’s awesome! It’s a complete mystery to my family as to why I don’t get drunk off wine with them and engage in yelling matches about politics, and what I should and shouldn’t be doing with my life, and how so and so was rude to so and so, but they never expressed that they were offended, but they’re mad at them, so they can’t come over to their place for some future occasion, and so on and so forth. So yeah lol Holidays at the O’Toole’s πŸ˜€

But the thing that bugs me the most, is that I have some family, my aunt and uncle and their kids to be exact, that never finds the time to visit aside from the holidays. Now, I know this is technically “normal” for most families, but I haven’t mentioned yet that they live in the same town as my parents. I live in the next town over from them, and I find the time to stop by my uncle’s office and check in on them, but they won’t come visit for any other time except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Yet when they do, they somehow get away with only staying for a couple of minutes! Do I smell funny? lol

Hmmmm, now I think I know why everyone gets drunk and yells at each other now lol It’s the only chance they get to get all this off their chests lol

So this obviously isn’t the reason why I enjoy the holidays, in fact, it’s the reason I get that nagging sensation in the back of my mind until Easter is over. I love my family, they’re all great people, but they stress me out so much lol

I know this is going to sound really corny, but the reason I like the holidays so much, are the films that come with them and are played back to back! πŸ˜€

Of course for Halloween you’re going to have an absurd amount of horrible and well made horror movies flooding the air, to once again instill fear in the hearts of children and make them afraid of the dark, and not want to get up to pee at night.

But I’m a sappy feel good individual, so I would have to say that I enjoy the Christmas themed movies the most. I mean come on, the classic A Christmas Story. “Fra-gee-lay, I think it’s Italian! Uh, Dear, I think that says fragile.” Definitely one of my favorites πŸ˜€ But I have to say, the ones I enjoy the most, are those silly little clay-mation movies. Frosty the snowman, Rudolph, Jack Frost. I grew up watching those every Christmas for as long as I can remember.

It’s not the food, it’s not the massive amounts of family get togethers, or the gifts, or the buying of gifts, it’s the movies that make me feel like I’m 7 yrs. old with out a care in the world that really make the holidays special for me.

As we all begin this holiday journey once again this year, I wish you the best of luck with the family ;D and when the stress becomes almost unbearable, find that one thing that brings you back to the joys of being a kid.

Happy Holidays everyone, and Safe Travels!!!!


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20 Responses to The Holidays!

  1. cooleesaac says:

    hey…my bro… this is cooleesaac…
    congrats for your new blog… hope successful to you!

  2. gc65nyc says:

    Love your new blog, bro…xoxo from Europe and happy Turkey Day!

  3. Jason says:

    That’s so sweet! I thought I was the only one that liked Frosty and Rudolph! I hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving and I know if you were my family I would want to hang out often. I think it’s amazing you still try to connect with the extended family even though they don’t take the time to return the gesture.


  4. Jason says:

    And by the way… the picture at the top of this blog makes you seem like a funeral! Get something a bit less melancholic!

  5. Kaine says:

    Kaine here you never did get back to my e-mail but oh well. Love the New Blog!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜‰
    Is that a pic of the famous Ponce de Leon road in Atlanta? Just wonderin’ it is so cool.
    Man I’m going to have to start trvelling soon. I Hope that you and yours enjoy your olidays together and be safe!!!! Have A Happy and Blessed and Wonderful Thanksgiving
    Sincerely # 1 Fan
    Kaine πŸ˜‰

  6. ayaparks says:

    happy holidays sammy. when will your site be launched? im looking forward to that one. good luck.

  7. norman says:

    Love this post. A peek into the real person, not the personality. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

  8. Chris says:

    Hey samuel, just wondering, what is your sexual orientation? on a video on next door hookups sys you are straight, but im sure i heard you are bi? just wondering. happy holidays

  9. morgan says:

    do you like x mas music ?

  10. FRED says:

    Great blog Sammy,
    did nt get answer to my mails but never mind
    keep on going baby
    hugs from france

  11. PAUL-latam says:

    Hey dude, great place. More personal isnΒ΄t it??
    Big hugs,

  12. Triston says:

    Great new blog Samuel! I actually love Christmas time..Its my favorite holiday. I am not that close to any of my family, so i tend to spend time shopping and with friends. Hope you have a great holiday and maybe someday we can hang out during the holiday and watch christmas movies.

  13. FRED says:

    hey sammy
    congratulations for the yellow belt !!!!
    u’re the man !!!!
    hey what ‘s up about ur fireman school ??
    im french volunteer fireman too
    keep on going baby…..
    when is your site opening ? cant wait for it

  14. Toto says:

    I really enjoy to see you in movies. Tell me when do you decide to be passivo…..I wait for this mega video….:)

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  20. Caramoan says:

    Have you already setup a fan page on Facebook ?~-:.:

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