Monday, November 21, 2011

Rushing Christmas

Last week I was rudely awakened to Christmas music 6 times.  A local station plays Christmas music non-stop until Christmas.  I'm fine with that as long as it's after Thanksgiving.  Why do stores and media providers have to jump from Halloween to Christmas?  Thanksgiving is a good holiday and deserves its time in the sun (unless you live here where we don't have a lot of sunny days this time of year).

In the last few weeks we have noticed people have hung their outdoor Christmas decorations already.  I understand that the weather had been nice and they wanted to get it done before it turned, but do you have to turn on the lights?

And then we have this.
making a list
Catalogs and ads marked up with all the kids' wishes.  

I'm not a Scrooge but I would just like to celebrated the blessed day for the original reason and not for the commercial reason.  And I would like to enjoy a good Thanksgiving before really thinking about Christmas.  So please stop rushing it.  Time is flying by too quickly as it is.  

Thankfully I seem to have spoken loudly enough about this and the kids seem fine to wait until after Thanksgiving to set up the tree and the outside lights.  See I'm not a total Scrooge.

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