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Thursday, December 26, 2002
Christmas day was just another wonderful Christmas day in my life. My parents and I opened a few gifts this morning -I received, amongst other things, a poster that features hundreds of characters that have appeared on The Simpsons- but there will be plenty more of that as we usually don't finish opening gifts till January 1. We had a wonderful brunch with some neighbors and then my mom's side of the family came in the afternoon. They were their usual selves, although perhaps in better form -and I mean that in a good way- this year.
I did find out from the son of one of my cousins that one Mr. Potato Head, who is no longer allowed to smoke, comes with a military helmet. The logic behind this is simple. Smoking is a socially unacceptable way to harm yourself and others while the military is a socially acceptable way to do the same.
I just finished reading a 1952 edition of Santa Claus Funnies that I gave to my mother, who collects Santa Claus items and I was quite delighted. As angry as I can get and as cynical as I am about almost everything else, there is something about Christmas that always makes me happy and feel like a kid. Hopefully I will never lose that feeling.
If you celebrate the holiday, I hope you had a very merry Christmas. I'll get to the new year later.