We still find ways to add a little goth to our Holidays. We listen to Goth Christmas music (click here for an amazing playlist), I have tons of Jack Skellington Hallmark ornaments I have collected throughout the years hanging on my tree. Philip is convinced that Hargoyle, the giant bat from Voltaire's story "The Legend Of Candy Claws" will visit our home on Christmas eve while everyone sleeps.
The fact that me being goth isn't the only label I use to identify myself, there is some geek hidden in there too. We have tons of Star Wars ornaments on the tree and I have several Hello Kitty ones too. What can I say? There are many different facets to my personality!
|It actually plays the Cantina music!|
We celebrate Christmas because it is an excuse to spoil the shit out of our kid! We don't really buy him lots of stuff during the year and it is fun watching his reactions on Christmas morning. It is also time we spend together, as a family. We want to make Christmas special for him so whenever he looks back at his childhood, he will know his folks tried their hardest to give him a semblance of a normal Christmas. While it may change later, let him have the Christmas that all his friends have. Let him live the life he chooses because if we alienate him and only choose one side, then we are stripping him of his own personal choice. As parents, the best thing you can give your child, is the confidence to be whoever they want to be. We do not wish to mold him into someone who we wish him to be. Children are not dolls. They are people. When Philip is older, perhaps I will get the black tree but for now, it is Philip's Christmas and we don't have room for more than one tree. That is ok, he adores our fake, plastic green one!