Is it just me?
I can take it.
Just tell me.
Is it just me who thinks that putting up Christmas decorations the day after Halloween is a bit much?
Or that people are putting up their holiday decorations at the beginning of November?
And let's not forget Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is where you can spend time with your family, enjoy tons of great food and take time to count your blessings. Thanksgiving deserves some props too!!
Do we really need to shop on Thanksgiving? A day when you take a moment to reflect on all of the things you are thankful for. (I don't know. Maybe you are really thankful for that extra 30% off at Macy's.)
Maybe I am making a mountain out of a mole hole. (That is my superpower, you know.)
Am I the only one who thinks this is a touch too much?
I get it. I mean, at least I think I do.
Who doesn't like Christmas?! Who doesn't wish Christmas was everyday?! Why not get started being all Christmasy as soon as you can?! (Okay, I totally just made up the word Christmasy. But it gets my point across, no?)
But here's the thing.
Anyone ever seen the movie Groundhog Day? The movie where Bill Murray is stuck on Groundhog Day and has to relive the same day over and over and over and over. At first it is fun, then it gets to be monotonous and boring.
See where I am going with this?
The excitement that we can put up the tree the day after Thanksgiving. The opening of the first window of the advent calendar (which coincidentally is only 25 days). Knowing that the craziness of Black Friday signals the start of the holiday season.
The reason Christmas is special is because it comes once a year. It is something we anticipate all year long. It is a day that we reflect back on and smile at the memories of Christmases past. The excitement and wonder as the holiday season draws near.
It's like your birthday.
Or your anniversary.
If it happens everyday, it wouldn't be special.
Sure, we wish it could be everyday but it only comes once a year.
And that makes it all the more special.
So, on this Christmas Day (or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or Festivus), take a moment to reflect on the holidays past and enjoy the day.
Count your blessings.
Simply just be in the moment.
That's my plan.