or make that MRS. SCROOGE
I am not ready for Christmas. I did buy a Christmas CD to listen to when the TIME IS RIGHT. Some very special friends are Christmas MANIACS (you know who you are and I love you dearly).
I understand shopping for gifts. And that many are already finished and I applaud you for that.
However, I wish corporate America would quit materializing Christmas so EARLY. Remember the reason for the season and you can't have Christmas with out Christ.
However, YESTERDAY was the last straw!! I saw Christmas tree lots GOING UP in more than 1 location. PEOPLE...it is 2 weeks from today to get to Halloween! Not only do they set up Christmas early, but this year I saw Halloween stuff going out before school started!! For about 3 weeks now, Lowes and Michaels and ACMoore have had Christmas stuff out. Now I know if you are going to MAKE things for decorations or even some gifts, you need to start early, but I still think you can wait until AFTER Halloween. Let's get through 1 holiday before starting another. Many people change out decorations after Halloween to true fall and Thanksgiving. Follow Martha Stewart, none of her Christmas crafting is out in the stores yet.
Now, I do undertand that things have changed quite a bit since families started breaking apart geographically. Many married couples do Thanksgiving at one family and Christmas at the other family. Depending on where you live, it makes it difficult to visit both in the same day or even weekend. Times have changed, I accept that. Many people to put up Christmas decorations right before Thanksgiving if their family is coming on Thanksgiving and not Christmas. Also, many children want to be at their home on Christmas, where Santa will be delivering the Christmas goodies.
BUT CHRISTMAS TREE LOTS??? PLEASE!?!?!?!?!
Getting off my soapbox now.