Last time I checked it was still October…Did I miss something? Two of my neighbors have Christmas lights out, I kid you not. The aisles at CVS are stocked full of Christmas lights, wrapping paper, cheesy gifts, (you know the ones Chia pets, snuggies, etc.).
I stopped in my tracks in the CVS aisle and literally wondered if I had missed a month? Did I miss Halloween? Did I get screwed out of bite size Snickers and mini bags of Peanut M&M's? I pulled out my cell phone to check date…October 27th. I'm safe. I have candy in my near future. Phew.
When did we start jumping 2 holidays ahead? I love Christmas as much as the next elf, but come on, People, do we really need the commercialism of Christmas pressuring us before the little goblins and princesses ring our doorbells holding their pumpkin baskets with outstretched arms and hopeful expressions?
When did the turkeys take a backseat to Santa? I know they are one of the ugliest animals out there, but they still hold some relevance of importance when all of us crazed Americans actually take time to sit with our families, share a meal, and give thanks for all of our blessings.
Go ahead, Retailers, put your trees up, market your ass off, knock yourselves out. As for me, I'm taking it one holiday at a time.
Any kindred spirits on this one? Who else thinks the commercialism of the holidays is beginning earlier and earlier each year?