Merry Christmas diary,
I hope your holidays were as delightful as mine. This was my first Christmas in Bat-Cave, and it was a delightful time. First and foremost, it was a white Christmas, which was absolutely lovely. I had a chance to enjoy the snow, build a snowman (who by the way was very upset that he wasn’t perfectly proportioned), I did some fishing to earn some bells to buys some gifts to send to my friends; it was a wonderful day. Speaking of shopping, Nook’s shop underwent a renovation just before the holidays. It’s now a Nookington’s department store; a two level store filled with even more delightful stuff than ever before. This was perfect for the shopping season as I had much more to choose from when it comes to buying gifts for my friends. Nook’s twin sons help him run the joint now, and while it’s certainly much classier than the little shack that Nook started with, it still has that friendly, hometown feelings. Having such a fancy store certainly makes our little town feel much more cosmopolitan, and I’ve heard that we’ll soon have some other new improvements.
Any way, back to my holiday adventures. While I was out and about Christmas Eve after eight pm, I ran into a very unique character named Jingle. Apparently this jolly reindeer was out helping you-know-who deliver presents. I approached and enjoyed a short conversation with this fun character, and then received a gift. It’s here that I have to make a confession diary. I wasn’t satisfied with just the one gift, so I changed outfits and went back and successfully tricked Jingle into thinking I was someone new. I did this three times using a variety of disguises. I’m pleased with the gifts I was able to get, but felt a bit dirty about my deception. But the stuff he was giving out was just so fun and festive I couldn’t resist. I’d have to wait until next year before I could collect any of this again, so I seized the opportunity I had today.
Yes, Christmas was a delight in the town of Bat-Cave, although I noticed that most of my town’s folk didn’t directly reference the holiday. I heard nary a word about Christmas or Santa or anything directly associated with the season. They referred to it indirectly, but it was almost as if they were trying to address as broad of an audience as possible or trying their best not to say the slightest thing to offend anyone anywhere for any reason. To be truthful, such an attitude sucks the joy right out of the Christmas celebration. It doesn’t matter to me if some says Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Merry X-Mas or whatever just so long as they feel free and joyful in doing so. This is a time of year to celebrate, not worry, to rejoice and not be anxious. To be so concerned over whether one is saying the “right” thing or to try and make sure no one is offended in the slightest little way lest they feel uncomfortable about any reference to why the holiday is celebrated…well, why bother having a holiday because that’s what the rest of the year is like. Ah, listen to me ramble on, my apologies diary. I just want people to enjoy the Christmas season, and that seems to become more and more difficult for people each year. Well, in any event, I freely and joyfully wish you a very Merry Christmas, and I’ll be sure to let you know how our New Year’s here in Bat-Cave unfolds.