It’s finally the holiday season which means lots of things: lights, trees, baking cookies, watching Home Alone 75 times and wondering if you could pull off Kevin McCallister’s mitten and knitted cap combo as an adult. But, let’s not forget that the holiday season also brings out the rage in people’s emotions.
There are lots of things people get outraged about during the holidays. Is it too early to put up decorations? Too late? Should we say “Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas?” Are the Starbucks cups somehow offensive this year? Have we decided what about them is offensive or should we be low-grade offended until we can figure it out?
Whatever we are outraged about this year, we can all agree the holiday season is the time when our brains realize we are about to be cold for the next three months, so they decide to warm our fragile bodies with anger. (I’m pretty sure this is how bodies work but look, I’m not a biologist.) It’s a time-honored tradition.