Sunday, November 16, 2008


What's happened to Thanksgiving?!?

We saw Christmas decorations up (around Houston) before halloween.  Seriously??

I'm certain this post will offend someone and I am unapologetic. I do NOT understand what happened to Thanksgiving! Where did it go??? Who decided that the Christmas season started at 11:59 PM on October 31??? All around us are houses with christmas lights, shopping centers decorated with wreaths and garland- it's only November 16! 

Now, we HAVE already started our Christmas shopping (which may make me a bit of a hypocrite), but in our defense.... we must be finished by December 11! We're taking almost back-to-back trips to Augusta and then Houston for Christmas in both places. Last year, we did the same thing and it was necessary to our sanity to have all our christmas shopping done prior to traveling. We spend 3 days here @ home between the trips and I work all 3 days! 

Anyway. I will never be one of those people who decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving is over. It irritates me to hear christmas music being played already in stores. I love Christmas- it's probably my favorite holiday. I love the lights and decorating my house and the parties and the meaning behind it- the birth of my Lord & Savior Jesus Christ! BUT, black friday is the perfect time for decorating and my harvest/Thanksgiving related home decor will stay right in it's place until that day!!! 

Oh, what else do I love about the Christmas season??? White fudge covered oreos :) 

Current Song: Hosanna by Hillsong


Melissa said...


There's a house completely decorated and lighted up not too far from me... I can see hanging the lights (since you never know about the weather here), but not turning them on!!!!! I don't decorate until Thanksgiving weekend!

Megan said...

I was just out about to make my own blog entry about this very thing...our neighbors have the lights up already. Then again, they also put up spider webs and halloween decorations in the middle of September...

Zarebski said...
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Megan said...

Post something new! I need my Hollie update!

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