Wednesday, November 9, 2011

November: The New December

Let me just say that I love Christmas. Probably more than the average person. So I’m not being a Grinch/Scrooge/Heat Miser when I say this. 

As much as I love the holiday season, I like to keep the holiday season in what is meant to be the holiday season…or what I like to refer to as, December.

Isn’t November supposed to be about soaking up those last golden bits of Fall? And stocking up on all the turkey, pumpkin, apples, and sweet potatoes you possibly can in preparation for Thanksgiving?

So, would someone mind explaining to me why the day after Halloween, stores were completely “deck-ed the halls” out, Christmas catalogs started to arrive accompanied by Christmas commercials on television, and Starbucks switched over to holiday cups and holiday-themed specialty drinks (if they had completely taken away my pumpkin-spice latte, there would have been a few injured baristas out there)?

Not yet you silly silly people! How much caffeine are you drinking anyway?

Seriously, the holiday preparations and celebrations last from the day after Thanksgiving to New Year’s, so why the heck is it so important to start a whole other month early?

I have to confess, I already broke out my Christmas tunes a bit, but I listen to a holiday song or two throughout the entire year (a strange quirk of mine that is not well-received by others), so that doesn’t count.

And this year, I especially want to hold onto Fall for as long as possible after the Abominable-Snowman-Tober came to visit this year.

I’m glad some people get it at least.

Nordstrom Vs. Christmas
General reaction: "Good for them!" Thanks Brittany for alerting me to this!

Let’s try to keep November as November, and not December (um, except for music…that doesn’t count).

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