NOT gonna do it!
Sorry, NOT even close!
Tempt all they want….all those retailers, bloggers and early bird Christmas decorators, but I will not be suckered in.
I told you, my dear sweet friends and readers that I am enjoying Thanksgiving this year and that means November is for Thanksgiving.
That means NO Christmas!
OK, there will be Christmas,…..
……but NOT before Thanksgiving.
Come and see…there is nary a Christmas ornament or string of lights anywhere to be seen in the house.
They are all still in their boxes.
In the garage and closets.
Heh heh heh….you may say well, how about outside your house????
Check it out if you like…but I said what I meant andI meant what I said!
It is just too early for Christmas in October and November.
Confession time again.
It is true that in the past I have had 9 trees up and decorated the week before Thanksgiving.
But this year is different.
I am practicing what I preach.
Keeping it real folks.
Many years ago, we had the tradition of decorating THE one and only tree the day after Thanksgiving.
You know, that day called Black Friday which actually starts on Thursday.
I personally don’t have the stamina to get up at zero dark thirty, grabbing an egg McMuffin at the 24 hour McDonalds and a cup of their scalding hot coffee to begin a tour of department stores with a pre-made list and map looking more like of a Military commander than a Holiday shopper.
Yeah, it makes one question their real motives because only in America, will people trample others for sales exactly one day after being thankful for what they already have.
Soooooo I have always stayed safe at home and decorated the tree while eating Thanksgiving leftovers made into a turkey, dressing, mashed potato, and cranberry sandwich… along with a side of pumpkin pie and green beans.
Not necessarily in that order.
And then a few years ago, as the Captain and I added more and more trees (so that each room in the house shouted Christmas)…..I would get a head start on the Christmas decorating about a week before Thanksgiving.
And even though the twinkling lights are pretty, it just didn’t seem quite right to be eating Thanksgiving dinner beside the Christmas tree lit up like a church on Sunday.
Hence, no Christmas at Villa de la Luna until after Thanksgiving this year.
I want to enjoy each and every Holiday.
If the trees are up for too long a period, I tend to tire of the whole experience of Christmas and then I am anxious to take them down and get the house back to normal.
Remember that old saying….leave ’em wanting more.
Well, perhaps that was in reference to an old vaudeville act, when one stayed too long at the fair.
But that is my story…and I am sticking to it.
Enjoy this Thanksgiving week!