Like most people who read this forum, I believe I like Disneyland more than the average person. Most people enjoy Disneyland, but, clearly, as evidenced by the wide variety of topics discussed on here, many of us have a deeper appreciation for, and a love of, Disneyland that goes beyond that of the casual guest. We’ve all probably experienced people who seem puzzled by the enjoyment we get out of Disneyland and even some who are outright hostile toward us and the park.
I started thinking the other day as I found myself humming “Deck the Halls” for no apparent reason that my love of Christmas parallels my love of Disneyland. Most people enjoy Christmas to at least a certain extent, but I really love the season. I go all-out when it comes to lighting up our yard, I find myself, as evidenced above, singing Christmas tunes at random times throughout the year, and I always catch myself taking note on the 25th of each month that there’s only “X” number of months until the big day. As Fall rolls around, I hear people all the time complaining about how early stores are putting out their Christmas items, how commercialized the holiday has become, etc. I don’t argue with these people, but, like my love of Disneyland, I realize that I enjoy the entire Christmas season, and even the months leading up to it, maybe more than the average person. I see this love of Disneyland and Christmas reflected in my three kids (ages 15, 18, 20) and we’ve talked about how they/we enjoy DL and Christmas to a greater extent than a lot of their friends and the population as a whole.
So, what do you think? Is there a correlation between a love of Disneyland and a love of Christmas?