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Six Monkeys: The sinister Christmas question

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By Kelly Dolejsi

Sometimes, particularly at Christmas time, people ask me what I’d like for Christmas. I ask my friends what they’d like for Christmas. I ask my mom. I ask my husband. We all ask each other what we want for Christmas. But nobody ever knows.

The question always comes as a surprise.

“What is this ‘Christmas’?” my friends might as well respond. “Why are you springing this on me now?”

One would think we didn’t want anything. And maybe we don’t. Most of us have enough body lotion, enough candles, enough kitchen gadgets, enough sweaters, enough ties. This is why calendars are such popular gifts – you need a new one every single year. And chocolate, because it turns out we can never have enough chocolate.

I’m not saying adults are beyond wanting the new iPod nano or a Santa hat with their football team’s logo on it. I’m saying adults buy these things for themselves.

When we’re picking up that pancake turner we need to replace the one we snapped in half in the presence of a particularly sticky pancake, we also remember that our contract with Sprint is up and we can finally get that LG Lotus we’ve been suffering without.


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