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Monday, November 16, 2009

Ok All You PreThanksgiving Christmas People

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I {heart} Thanksgiving. I love the family moments, feasting, thankfulness, etc.

Today on the way to drop Wild Child at preschool I noticed that the preThanksgiving decorators had been very busy while I was at home cropping online this weekend. Now I totally understand putting up your lights on a beautiful warm November weekend...I get that. BUT...there is no exscuse for putting Santa on your porch...or FROSTY! I mean come on...wait til you eat the turkey and then pop that Santa out the door...takes maybe 2 seconds. AND resist the urge to turn on those lights until Thanksgiving evening. Y.O.U.C.A.N.D.O.I.T.

At our home we barely mention "the C word" til Thanksgiving Eve.

How do you eat Thanksgiving with Christmas decor staring at ya? Don't your guests get confused when they walk up on your porch and are greeted by Rudolph wishing them "Merry Christmas?" If your not careful Cousin Clifford with his IQ of 70 will think he is late and turn around and go home!

I was almost home and safely past all the "C word" decorations when Britney Spears came on Sirius Ch. 20 singing her smutty "3"...I refuse to listen to her garbage...so I changed it to Ch. 23.

They have renamed it "HOLLY" and I was greeted by Michael Buble singing "The Christmas Song."

I give up.

24 comments:

Cherie said...

I am with you. One holiday at a time please!
I haven't seen any of that around here yet except in the stores where Christmas seems to come directly after Halloween...WHAT??
Seriously!!

Cherie said...

P.S. Less than 4 days!!! Woot woot you know what I am talking about!!

Cherie said...

Also..... FIRST..., cause it's co n stuff - Have a great day!

Dana and Daisy said...

we will be eating turkey while decorating our tree! bah humbug scrappy! ;)

Dana and Daisy said...

p.s. I am stealing your christmas widget, thank you!

Scrappy Girl said...

Your welcome.

Kristina P. said...

I have really wanted to put up some Christmas deocrations, but my husband won't let me. :(

Vanessa said...

I think Tammy might have her tree up. Such an overachiever :)

mother goose said...

the day after halloween i was searching for christmas music on the radio! it just makes me happy. I agree about the christmas decorations. lets enjoy each holiday!

DesertHen said...

I refuse to put up "C" decorations or listen to "C" music until the day after Thanksgiving! I won't even walk into the "C" deocrations in the stores until after Thanksgiving. I love Thanksgiving and it has been so overshadowed my "C" for years now!

Today I will browse for ideas for gifts tho as I'm home feeling icky, so might as well take advantage of the time.

DesertHen said...

P.S. Thanks for the heads-up about Sirius channel 23 now being Holly...I will avoid it for now! =)

Creative Mish said...

I agree too! I do a little shopping and start making cards but no decorations until after Thanksgiving. I leave all my Fall stuff up until December 1.. I hate that Christmas stuff is in the stores the day after Halloween. I'm tempted.... But I don't buy any new decorations until after Thanksgiving... I try not to even look. And for the Music.... I love it... but a couple weeks is long enough. Wait until mid December to start playing it... No I'm not a scrooge. I love Christmas! When it's time :)

Pam said...

We buy our tree (at the Christmas tree farm) late Thanksgiving afternoon after everyone has gone home.
Until then, no one says the "C" word.

kado! said...

Ha! i'm totally with you..but my husband can't wait to put the decos up! I said, NO, not until Thanksgiving is over!

I was at Michaels yesterday and Thanksgiving deco was on clearance! i was like what?

The Blonde Duck said...

I thought I was the only one! People were putting up lights this weekend and I was not amused!

OceanDreams said...

I know, it seems like people skip right over Thanksgiving and go to Christmas...let's enjoy one holiday at a time! Can't wait for Thanksgiving. :)

tammy said...

Um, Vanessa is partly right....

....I have two trees up.

I know, I know, I don't normally decorate this early, but I have bunko at my house one week after Thanksgiving, and I have 12 trees and 13 crates of Christmas decor!! I think I'm going to cut back this year, though. Maybe only 4 trees. Or 5. Maybe 6.

BUT, you will be happy to know, I still have Thanksgiving going on all over my front porch. No need to let the neighbors see my insanity. It's bad enough that Luvpilot is taking pics and making fun of me on his forum that he reads.

tammy said...

Woo-hoo! I'm upping the comment ladder!

p.s. What do you think of HWOC so far? I'm loving it.

Scrappy Girl said...

Oh I totally love HWOC...I need to post my thoughts.

Sue said...

whoopsies!! I am one of those girls. I have a little of both going on. I'm like Tammy, my porch is Thanksgiving..But the inside is now Christmasie..

My life is so demanding right now, that a girl's gotta do what she has to do.

Unknown Mami said...

You are not alone.

Leslie said...

Seriously, I hate it when people decorate or play Christmas music before it's time. I think its a merchandising conspiracy. Halloween is a modest money maker, Christmas is a huge money maker. Thanksgiving just falls short, unless you sell turkeys I guess.And yes, I am no prude, but Britney's new stuff is disgusting.

Sondra said...

Bah humbug... :-D

I usually have my tree up before I leave for Thanksgiving ... so that when I return it is all done and I can enjoy the holidays. I don't know if I will get it done this year... I am really busy.

Christmas music....well.... I've been listening to it for about a month. Last year I hardly listened to it because I was addicted to the Twilight soundtrack... I'm really into Christmas music this year... It seems like it's been years --- well...2 years. :-D
Our radio station started playing it 24/7 last week... I did think that was odd.

Yeah! New Moon in just 2 days..

laterg8r said...

in canada we have thanksgiving in october so christmas stuff starts up here as soon as the halloween stuff comes down :D