My dad worked for a famous hotel chain as a sales trainer. That meant that every six to eight weeks we went from one city to another or one country to another. Since I did not go to a regular school I never missed out on gifts during the holiday season, mainly because I had nothing to compare it to. Yes, I would see other children have new-ish looking toys, but I never felt bad about it, and my cousins did not rub it in.
Because we traveled there were no trees, gifts, or fancy dinners, or toys. Throughout the year I would receive books. I couldn’t spell worth **** but I could read, go figure.
Then when I turned twelve my best friend asked what I wanted for Christmas. I was like uh … hmmm… I had no idea what he was talking about. No one had ever asked me that before.
Christmas in itself is confusing, at least for me. From what I see around me it is confusing for everyone else. I am not sure what to think. One side says it is about the spirit of giving, the other says it is about the birth of Christ. Yet Christ, according to scholars, was not born on December 25th so it must be about the demon giving gifts to good children and eating bad children, according the the original story of Sinter Klaaus by the Sammi people (See the Movie Rare Exports which explains that story somewhat, in a modern way). I have tried in vain to put this authentic information on websites either to be blocked or the posts just disappear. No one wants to know of the evil the “holiday” poses, and those that do confuse people with the name Krampus.
We need a demon that eats bad parents, but they are probably nasty tasting, right Hannibal?
Regardless the holiday spirit has changed over the centuries to what it is today. A time for giving, and closeness of family and extended family. Being of a Native American background, traditional, giving was done all year long. So opening presents on Christmas, wrapped no less, is a foreign concept.
However this Christmas I got a surprise I would have never expected. Each year since I was twelve years old Paul and I have sent each other gifts throughout the year, something very special to us. At some point we started sending gifts on Christmas as well. Christmas 2016 would be no different.
Yet it was, for me at least. Others, for the first time in my life sent gifts as well. Mel and Steven. From Paul I got a new hard drive I desperately needed, a 32 gig USB drive that I thought was a nail clipper, and the movie Krampus (which is said he is the shadow of Sinter Klaaus) (yea right). From Steven I received a Blu Ray of The Darkness. From Mel I received another Hard Drive (In November both my hard drives failed). Now they were all wrapped, however being Native American that does not count, so I opened them.
I was in happy tears, not knowing what to think. To many of you this will not sound like much and to others it will sound like a lot, keeping that in mind I am not bragging, I just wanted to share my first Christmas in twenty-seven years. So thank you all.
Do not read past this point if you want to hear the truth.
St. Nicholas was sainted for performing miracles much larger than those of Christ himself. However the old texts that you will not see at your local library paint a different picture. Yes he gave to children and the poor, but he also picked out many children and absconded with them where they would work as slaves. Many said the children never returned. It is thought that the jolly Saint Nick ate many of them.
In the back of your mind you know why your children are afraid of Santa Clause yet you deny it and push them onto him. Keep that in mind as you read the following articles.