10. Placing an elf around the house and telling the children that it is their judge. Then as they age they find out it was all a lie.
9. Shopping and paying for a gag gift for people at work that don’t need it and avoiding the red kettle bell ringer on the way in the store.
8. Buying gifts/card for people you don’t even really know at work to gain favor, but not even thinking about the family in need in your small group at church.
7. Telling your children for years that Santa exists and brings them gifts based on their good works that year. Then as they age they find out it was all a lie.
6. Sitting around the tree and wondering why your grown children struggle with feeling inadequate to do ministry because of their past failures.(Santa and Elf affect).
5. Sitting in Christmas service at church and wondering why your grown children struggle to believe there was a Jesus after the whole Santa farce.
4. Struggling to understand why your children can’t believe that Balaam’s donkey spoke, even after carrying on about flying reindeer until they were in first grade.
3. Throwing a fit or pitty party because you didn’t get the gift you wanted to receive for Jesus’ birthday. Then making your spouse or parent feel bad about it.
2. Throwing a fit or pitty party because you gave someone a gift but didn’t receive one from them for Jesus’ birthday.
1. Being upset that family didn’t drive/fly to your house for Christmas day even though you may have only woke up and went to corporate worship at your church down the street three times that year. And they were just with you for a week during Thanksgiving.