If you couldn’t guess from the title, one of my biggest pet peeves this time of year is the rush to Christmas. Don’t misunderstand — I LOVE Christmas!! It’s my favorite holiday of the year. After Thanksgiving, I’ll be a decorating fool with Christmas music in the background. But it annoys me how we seem to start celebrating Christmas earlier every year.
Some stores start putting out Christmas decorations before Halloween. I hear commercials for the Christmas music stations on satellite radio. Our neighbors put out decorations, including bright multi-colored lights in their tree in the front yard weeks ago.
Enjoy Today! November is already a great month with it’s own holidays: Veterans Day to celebrate our active & retired military, Thanksgiving in the US, and my birthday on the 29th. If you’ll just wait until after celebrate the first two, I’ll let you decorate before my birthday.
So before you rush to hang those lights, put up the tree, and start singing Jingle Bells at the top of your lungs…stop…and remember to live in the moment. Christmas season will be here before you know it (just one more week now!).
I will start being a Christmas fanatic after dinner on November 22nd. Will you enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with me?
Questions for you:
- When does the Christmas season start for you?
- Are you a Real Tree or Fake Tree person?
- Colored or White lights?