Holidays

Christmas Carol: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…Garbage?

What’s Your Favorite Christmas Carol?

Christmas carols brighten up the season. I would say my favorite Christmas carol is the Little Drummer Boy, Mary Did You Know and Do You See What I See.

Christmas carols often get us in the holiday spirit, but sometimes they can be a bit misleading.

The Christmas season is full of miracles and beautiful sentiment. It’s a beautiful season of gift giving, but only if done right. If not, what are we left with at the end? A bunch of trash right? We’re exhausted, unsatisfied and sometimes even resentful. We’re usually left with a ton of packaging and waste, which isn’t the point of Christmas at all.


 

A Christmas carol usually gets us into the holiday spirit, but do they accurately reflect the consumerism driven holiday?

So I decided to write a new Christmas carol that goes something like this:

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Garbage

It’s beginning to look a lot like garbage

Ev’ry where you go

Take a look at the nearest dump, it’s more than just a giant lump

With old foods and trivial goods a waste

 

It’s beginning to look a lot like garbage

Toys in ev’ry store

But the worst site to see, is where all the toys will be

Just to be replaced with more

 

Thrown away is wrapping and extra packaging

piling up everywhere

Plastic ware and paper plates used to celebrate

Used once then thrown away without a care

There long after the thought of them is gone never to be thought of again

 

It’s beginning to look a lot like garbage

E’rywhere you go

Crumples of packaging there, more than people are aware

We assume away we’ll have to throw

 

It’s beginning to look a lot like garbage

Soon we realize too late

That the message of the holiday is lost, deep with in the frost

Thrown away with our fate

Make a Change

Unfortunately it’s not too late. We still have time to correct our actions and write a new Christmas carol. There are plenty of ways to have a stress-free holidays and a waste-free Christmas.¬†We can give gifts without filling our environment with more waste. We can even decorate using what we have. Appreciating what we already have and using it to it’s fullest potential is a Christmas miracle I’d like to see. Let me know in the comments, how you plan to waste less during the holiday season.

A Christmas carol usually gets us into the holiday spirit, but do they accurately reflect the consumerism driven holiday?

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