Anything But That

D4E7EC5B-99A2-4D97-A539-466EC0ABC94BEveryone in the family was gathered together for Christmas Eve and Day. It was a formidable gathering and the holiday decorations, both inside the house and outside, were resplendent.

The children had been waiting in anticipation to open up their Christmas gifts under the large tree early on Christmas morning.

One of the older, more rebellious of the children, a rather cynical teenager, was making a bunch of snide comments on Christmas morning. His father, tired of his son’s impertinence, pulled him aside and asked him to cease his divisive behavior.

“Look around you, Pop,” the boy said. “What you see here is the epitome of blatant consumerism, a society showing all the symptoms of decadence and decline. I can’t be a part of this.”

“Oh my God,” said the father, “please don’t tell me you’ve become a liberal!”

This silliness was written for these one-word prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (family), Fandago’s One-Word Challenge (formidable), Ragtag Daily Prompt (resplendent), Your Daily Word Prompt (anticipate), Nova’s Daily Random Word (gift),  and Scotts Daily Prompt (symptom).

Merry Christmas everyone.

11 thoughts on “Anything But That

    • Fandango December 24, 2018 / 9:48 pm

      And Merry Christmas to you, as well.


    • pensitivity101 December 25, 2018 / 5:19 am

      We thought about that with some of the displays we saw, but apparently, it’s not as bad as one might think.
      Merry Christmas!

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  1. Sadje December 24, 2018 / 10:13 pm

    We all have someone like that.

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  2. Michael December 24, 2018 / 10:49 pm

    Merry Christmas good sir, I’m sure Christmas Day will come by you any minute now. As I live in the future let me say it was a good day down here.

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    • Fandango December 25, 2018 / 7:30 am

      I’m glad you are having a good Christmas. I just woke up and am looking forward to having a good one, too. Thanks.

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  3. Marleen December 25, 2018 / 12:38 am

    A neighbor gave us some “decadent” popcorn. Enough said…

    except… Merry Christmas.

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    • Fandango December 25, 2018 / 7:31 am

      Merry Christmas to you, Marleen.


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