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Ten clear signs you're in the wrong city for Christmas
I understand that not all Gadling readers observe the Christmas holiday, but I do, and this is for those of you who do, too -- and who knows? Maybe even some people who don't celebrate Christmas can appreciate this article in the spirit in which it was intended: lightheartedly. Here are 10 clear signs you're in the wrong city for Christmas.
You know you're in the wrong city for Christmas when...
- The only smell of pine is coming from the cardboard "freshening" apparatus dangling from your cab driver's rear-view mirror.
- When someone says "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays" to you, you feel insecure about not blending in well enough.
- You at any point attempt to decorate a palm tree.
- None of the shopkeepers seem to understand your impulse to "decorate" a cookie (and they certainly don't know where you can get some of those delicious non-edible silver dragees).
- The only Christmas tree you can procure is below waist-high.
- Friends brutally mock you for having believed in Santa Claus ever, like, even if it was over 30 years ago.
- You at any point attempt to hang ornaments on something that isn't a tree (or the friend who mocked you).
- You can look around and feel certain that not one person in your vicinity knows the trials and tribulations of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
- You forgo inviting friends over for a few days because you don't know how they'll react to the oversized socks hanging from your fireplace.
- Every time you think you see a nativity scene, it turns out to just be a manger with people around it.
[Photo by avlxyz via Flickr.]
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