Now that Thanksgiving is over, the mad rush of Christmas preparations is set to begin–okay, in some places it’s already begun. For what it’s worth, I’m going to ask people to please be less nutsy this year! As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become more and more aware of how Christmas ads keeping popping up further and further away from Christmas itself–seriously, I was seeing Christmas ads two weeks before Halloween this year! Does anyone even start their Christmas shopping that early!? (If they start showing up in September, I’m absconding to one of those furnished caves in Arizona.) But even if no one actually starts shopping that early, it’s at least getting them into a frenzied buying mindset.
I guess what I’m trying to say is stop trying to celebrate Christmas so early! It gets here when it gets here, but rushing into it can make us less appreciative of the other holidays.