My buddy Jon from Portland made this video and I think it’s awesome for the following reasons:
- It challenges the generally unchallenged ideas of how to celebrate our most popular holiday
- It poses some solutions
- The presentation is awesome. Artistically and creatively it’s pretty incredible.
I know what some of you will think. “Oh Ben, you are such a grinch! (or scrooge or BOTH)” Read your mind, didn’t I! Well, here’s the deal. One of the things I have realized is that the standard way of celebrating the Christmas holiday doesn’t really support the values that we have as a family. If it doesn’t do that why should we maintain these traditions. SO, if it does support values that you and your family or friends have then more power to you. If not, bail on that shizzle!