Christmas is just around the corner. ‘Tis the season for merriment, joy, magic… and stress. Let off a little steam on December 21st, because it is Humbug Day; a day to let the frustration of Christmas out, maybe by watching the movie that made the word “Humbug” famous.
DID YOU KNOW? The word Humbug has been around since 1750 and means: something designed to deceive and mislead; a willfully false, deceptive, or insincere person; an attitude or spirit of pretense and deception; or, in Britain, a hard, usually mint-flavored, candy.
So when Ebeneezer Scrooge from “A Christmas Carol” says “Bah, Humbug!” to Christmas, he is saying that Christmas is a deception. We all know that that isn’t all true. Christmas brings people together to celebrate and find joy during some of the coldest times of the year, but when the season seems to last forever: “Bah, Humbug!”
So get out there and celebrate Humbug Day!
PS: You’ll have to find some humbug candy to put in the Christmas stockings for the kids 😉