My sister’s birthday is December 14. It was a tradition to put up our tree on her birthday (poor thing) and take it down on New Year’s Day.
I can’t understand why that seemed like enough time for a proper “Christmas Season.” I used to say things like, people should wait to decorate until closer to Christmas, or at least after Thanksgiving.
I’m old enough to remember a time without Black Friday. And cyber Monday. And giving Tuesday. And hash tags. And blogs.
Yesterday, December 3, I was in a panic that I needed to order online gifts asap. I was LATE to the party! An online retailer told me I STILL had enough time to get them by Christmas. I would think so! That’s 22 days to make that happen!
Even though this is one of the most unsettled holiday seasons I’ve had in a LONG time, I’m in the spirit.
Things are still merry. And bright. You can see a new year in the distance with hope and longer days of sun.
Stay away humbugs, and pick up some spiked eggnog, would ya? You’re harshing my Christmas buzz.