Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Let The Madness Begin
Now I know that we have been through this before, but I can't help but belabor the point: I refuse to participate in Christmas until it is December. I am sorry, but that is just how I feel. And I don't think that you will be surprised to hear that there are a fair number of people who agree with me, and even more who totally understand where I am coming from and support me. Granted, there are those nutjobs out there who are full of fucking Christmas cheer from the minute the first leaf changes, and I suppose that is okay, and I have been known to take advantage of a Black Friday or Cyber Monday deal you know, as I grow up and get poorer with each day. But there has to be a limit. Walking past Christmas decorations while shopping for a Halloween costume makes me want to vomit red and green, but not on Red Green. He's cool.
So I haven't been a part of it, other than to buy a gift or two. But the bulk of them remain on store shelves, and my tree is not up and my lights aren't either. If you are one of those people who put your lights up a long time ago because you didn't want to be bothered by the snow and cold, that is okay, as long as you haven't had them burning brightly since mid-July. Let's use some discretion here, Company. Christmas is for December, and it shouldn't be encroaching on Thanksgiving and Halloween. If Valentine's candy and cards went on sale in two weeks, the Christmas people would be freaking out. So let's celebrate our holidays at the appropriate times. New Year's in January. Valentine's Day in February, and so on and so forth, all the way to Christmas in December. Not November. And not October. And none of that Christmas in July horseshit. Christmas belongs in December. And December is here. I am going to go hang some ornaments.