I Advise You To Fill Your Heart With The Christmas Spirit

BlutoDear Modern Philosopher,

Happy Holidays!

I am so excited that Christmas is almost here.  The lights are up outside the house.  The Christmas Tree is decorated.  My stocking is hung by the chimney with care.

I’ve finished most of my Christmas shopping, but I still have to get a present for my girlfriend.  I want it to be perfect so that she knows just how much I love her.  It would be cool if she bragged to her friends for weeks, maybe even months, about how awesome I am because I got her the perfect Christmas gift.

Can you give a fellow Modern Philosopher a hand with this?  I read your Friday Night Think Tank post about how your first Christmas with your ex-wife made you realize that the Holiday was about spoiling the ones you love.  Please help me do this.

Also, could you help me to find a girlfriend so that we can then go and get her the perfect Christmas present?

Putting the Cart Before the Horse

christmas-presentsDear Putting,

I chose your letter for this week’s advice column because I always love an unexpected ending.  You really caught me by surprise with this one.

As a fellow single guy at the Holidays, I feel your pain and understand what’s going on inside your heart.  You want to spoil someone, make her feel like the most important person in the world, and brighten her Christmas.  That’s perfectly understandable.

If you cannot fill your heart with love this Holiday Season, I advise you to fill it with the Christmas Spirit!

I know it’s not the same as having someone special to hold hands with as you sip eggnog in front of the tree, and I know you can’t kiss the Christmas Spirit under the mistletoe, or take it as your date to the office Christmas party.

Silk 2What you can do with the Christmas Spirit, though, is enjoy this happy time of year.  Give it a chance to warm your heart and see where it takes you.

There’s no reason your Holidays have to be dark and grim simply because you’re single.  The Christmas Spirit fills your life with light, love, and happiness.

I’m told that women are very attracted to men who show they can open their hearts to the Christmas Spirit.  I say go for it and see where it takes you.

Happy Holidays!


About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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20 Responses to I Advise You To Fill Your Heart With The Christmas Spirit

  1. ejecasabuena says:

    Happy Holidays! On your last part, I agree with you. It is hard to find men who put lots of effort for Christmas. Well, I already understand why but I am also attracted to those who make plans, push parties and so on.

  2. hollie says:

    If this person started seeing someone now, and then got her the perfect Christmas present it would be too soon! Unless it was a little trinket, if I got a present from someone I’d been seeing for just a few days, I’d be strapping on my running shoes!

  3. NotAPunkRocker says:

    If I met a guy who liked me this close to Christmas, I would give him something small that was Star Wars, comic world, or Lego-themed. Because if he was the perfect guy for me, he would be thrilled with any of those.

    Until then, I keep the cool stuff all for myself 🙂

  4. I was going to tell you the story of the gift my husband gave me when we were kind of sort of first dating (he went home for Christmas and said to his mother, “I think I have a girlfriend,” while I was telling my friends, “He’s not my boyfriend,” largely because I didn’t want to jinx it), but I’m afraid it might sound like I’m bragging or gloating. Also, it might make a post for my own blog, which I haven’t written yet for today (comments are SO much easier; perhaps I’ll write about that). I think the whole topic of The Perfect Present is ripe for a great deal of philosophical discussion. Have at it.

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  6. markbialczak says:

    Yes, good advice, Austin. Be open, cheerful and … keep your eyes open, too. 🙂

  7. ksbeth says:

    you never know what santa and the new year will bring )

  8. Louise says:

    ope it works out. you know you could volunteer to help at a local xmas lunch for others. you might just meet some nice people or that girl.

  9. Louise says:

    That was meant to say I do hope it works out for you…..

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