Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and I find that it is frequently overshadowed by Halloween and Christmas. Well, Christmas mostly. I believe in celebrating holidays as they come, not having one overtake another. It’s November, people. That means Thanksgiving not Christmas. As such, I have rules that I live by that allow me to give Thanksgiving the support it deserves.
Rule #1: No Christmas music should be played before Thanksgiving has passed. One of our local radio stations started playing Christmas music in November last year and I begrudgingly tolerated it. But I’m not going to take it any more! Anarchy! I’ve started listening to another station and use iTunes while in my office.
Rule #2: No acknowledgment or mention of Santa Claus before Thanksgiving. I was beyond dumbfounded when my sister sent me a picture of her girls with Santa earlier this month. While I realize that there is no imaginary Thanksgiving representative lingering in a little village at the mall, it seems too soon. Maybe it’s a thing that parents do that I just don’t understand.
Rule #3: No Christmas trees before Thanksgiving. Seriously, people. This is jumping the gun. Our neighbor actually has pumpkin decorations on her porch and a lit Christmas tree in her main window. Vomit.
I know, it seems like I’m acting like a little Scrooge. I’m really not. I think Christmas can be an over-commercialized a lovely holiday. I’d just like for Thanksgiving to have its moment. Don’t you agree?