There is a raging debate going on right now on my Facebook feed. Okay, maybe not such a hot debate as much as a bit of a strange dichotomy. On one side there are those who are disappointed and fed up with the retail madness as they see it. They want a bit of time to bask in the afterglow of Halloween and some time to lead in to Thanksgiving. On the other side there are those who have already put up their Christmas decorations and are loudly blasting “Silent Night” out of their car windows everywhere they drive. I don’t mind telling you that I fall squarely…
in the middle! For a long time, I adamantly refused to acknowledge the coming of Christmas until after my birthday in early December. My mom usually didn’t decorate until after my birthday in order to make sure that those in attendance at my birthday party did not become confused about the reason for the season just yet. 😉
But, more recently (let’s face it – ever since the birth of my daughter six years ago) I have gotten more and more into the Christmas spirit at earlier and earlier times in the year. One thing that spurs me into a more Christmasy mood a bit earlier each year is this crazy feeling I have that seconds are becoming shorter and shorter with the passage of each one. I am certain that a day now is not nearly as long as a day was 20 years ago.
So, every year, I have this feeling that if I don’t spend as much time as I possibly can just basking in the glow of the cool-weather-Christmasy mood that it will suddenly be over just as it has begun and I will only be left with those mid-January blues. That is until I wake up the next day and it is the fourth of July.
So what about you? On which side of this great debate do you fall? Are you ready for Christmas or do you just wish we could at least get through Thanksgiving already???