Saturday, November 1, 2008

Don't Ruin It!

As I walk in to Wal-Mart today, I hear something, stop and listen more closely, and confirm what I thought I had previously heard ~ I just wanted to make sure I wasn't going insane. Yes, the sound I heard today was CHRISTMAS music! I wasn't going crazy (phew!) Isn't it a tad bit too early? Halloween was just yesterday, people! Give it some time. Thanksgiving hasn't even come yet, and the bells of Christmas are already ringing? Yikes! It seems to get earlier and earlier every year. I think next year, it may begin on July 4th.

Now, don't get me wrong, I love Christmas music. That's all we listen to on our trip to Amish country for Thanksgiving (along with having HoHo Mint Mochas to make things a little jollier and peppermintier). I love how the songs get me in the mood for the month awaiting me ~ getting the tree out, seeing all of my ornaments from the time I was born clear until now, getting new ornaments every year from my Gram and parents, getting the kiddo new ornaments every year, decorating the house, having the magical feeling in the air, singing Christmas carols, poinsettias, going to church on Christmas Eve, thanking our amazing Heavenly Father for sending his only son to die on the dross for our sins..... all of it is wonderful!

I digress..... But, Christmas music at the beginning of November??? Personally, that's a way to ruin the holidays {for ME} because it gets a little redundant after 2 months. I'm just sayin..... not meaning to step on toes, if it's your thing, you got what you enjoy and your holidays will begin a little early. But, for me, it's just not time yet!


Shelly said...

i can't help but love early christmas music =) we head to my home in upstate ny for thanksgiving to celebrate christmas/thanksgiving at the same time--so it puts me in the mood for home!

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