The Mixing Of The Holidays

I have always loved Christmas. I love the season of Christmas so much more than the actual day of Christmas, but the actual day is pretty awesome, too. But you have to admit that the entire season is glittering with love and goodwill, and I find that the most awesome thing ever. People are happier, kids are thinking of gifts to give to others instead of focusing on MeMeMe, and the twinkling lights are just purty. The whole month of December is nothing short of magical.

I love the Christmas season. It's my favorite.

And yet, I can't bring myself to decorate for the holiday before Thanksgiving. The day after Thanksgiving is fair game, and for many years I decorated on that very day. Then Luke was born 11 years ago and I found myself in a bit of a dilemma. With a birthday in the holiday season, I didn't want him to get lost. Thankfully his birthday is December 6, and it's so early in the month that I could wait until after his birthday to decorate. It would let him know each year that he's important enough to be celebrated all by himself without fighting for attention in the busiest season of the year.

That lasted about 5 years. Yeh, I'm impressed with myself, too. But when he was old enough to make a decision, he chose to decorate early, too. That's my boy.

But the one steadfast rule you never break is getting the Christmas out before Thanksgiving. It's just taboo, because you don't mix holidays like that. And you know what I say to rules? They're made to be broken. This is the year. It's a week before Thanksgiving, and I've put off decorating for Christmas for the past 2 weeks. Today, I procrastinated no longer. I broke into the stash. I got some feedback about it in the negative form, of course, but that doesn't bother me. The way I figure it, if Mother Nature gives us snowmen before Halloween, I can put up a random tree here or there before Thanksgiving.

Judge if you must, but know that I don't care.


Cindy said...

AWESOME!!!! It was everything I could do today to keep myself from going out to the garage and pulling out all the Christmas lights!!

ericsmommy said...

I say decorate after our Canadian Thanksgiving in October like l do that way you can say you waited till after thanksgiving. (just say the Canadian one to the grumpy people) :) Happy Holidays

Tara said...

You said you don't care, but I'm judging you anyway. What is WRONG with you?!? Isn't a MONTH long enough to look at twinkly lights? or, worse, subject the rest of us to twinkly lights?

Bah Humbug!
(I'm just kidding. I LOVE Christmas! Twinkle away!:)