Every year Christmas starts earlier. By an hour or a day, but every year the happy mood is imposed on us by shopping centres, TV programmes, the radio and each and every website. This probably happens because all the marketing teams think that you really need to get into the snowy time of the year, just after you have left sunny beaches in Spain. This is how Whamageddon started.
When I saw the Whamageddon post for the first time I was very surprised. A friend of mine posted it, and because he is a writer I thought that it was just a part of his new novel. It turned out later that it was a live broadcast from a parallel world, which suffered an apocalypse. The disease spreads every time someone hears the popular Christmas tune ‘Last Christmas’. The victims become like zombies and can spread the contagious disease. Whilst the living are spreading the news all over Facebook. They try to avoid crowded places because they are full of ‘wham-zombies’. Every trip to a nearby shop can be fatal. Those who survive until Christmas are the winners.
As crazy as this idea sounds, it illustrates how our way of celebrating things has deteriorated. We anticipate Christmas so much that when the time comes, we can’t feel joy anymore because it has become so tiresome. Maybe it’s time to change things?