Archive for November 28th, 2007

Christmas in July?

Is it just me or does it seem that Christmas comes earlier and earlier with each passing year?

Not the date, mind you, but the decorations, the music, the shopping, and that general festive feeling that the holiday brings…

Use to, it wasn’t until a couple weeks before Christmas that everyone started putting up their trees and lights, preparing for the happy occasion. Now days, it’s the day after Thanksgiving, or maybe even before that we turn our minds to the Christmas holiday.

I was talking to a friend of mine about this just the other night. She made a good point when she said that Christmas is viewed as a joyful time and since the majority of our population live lives of quiet desparation, clinging to that joyful feeling of Christmas has almost become a way of survival. Like a band-aid on a bleeding wound, it will only work so long…

Do you think we put too much stock into the “feeling” of Christmas?

When do your Christmas decorations go up?

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