Dec 21, 2009

Cousin Eddy

Every Christmas I always want to watch one movie in particular; Christmas Vacation. The classic tale of a man trying to have a good old family Christmas with his "good old" family. The quiet dream of every man, I think, is to have that perfect holiday.

The problem usually lies in the fact that most of us have at least one Eddy. An Eddy is the relative that just missed the bus. He (or sometimes she) has a heart as big as the great outdoors. So big in fact that it covers his eyes to the whole world. He will ruin plans, destroy the house, upset the sleeping arrangements, eat the left over ham you wanted for breakfast, and just about everything else you can imagine. Eddy is the X-factor in most holiday gatherings. He might not be here yet or could be sitting in your living room at this very moment. Sucking back eggnog and picking his teeth with an ornament hook. Eddy is what makes most people want to never have a Christmas ever again. But that is what makes a family complete. Thus a Holiday season complete as well.

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