Yes, Christmas is just around the corner. I am super excited. I can't wait to put my tree up. BUT. Thanksgiving is first.
How did it become acceptable to just completely skip Thanksgiving all together. Christmas decorations are already up in stores, music being pumped through all the stores and the commercials... don't even get me started. ( I am already walking around singing "give the gift of scratchers" if you don't live in the VA area you won't get it and I can't find it on youtube- but it gets stuck in my head for DAYS)
Maybe when I was younger I just didn't notice/care that Christmas was all over the place before thanksgiving, but I kind of don't think it was.
I refuse to decorate, listen to music, watch movies about Christmas until after Thursday.
I am not trying to offend anyone. In fact, my mom always puts up her special pretty tree really early. In high school it bothered me, but only because it was embarrassing to have a Christmas tree up so early. Now I understand why she does it, but it isn't for me.
Thanksgiving is on Thursday and we really should take the time to remember what it is all about. It isn't about the food (ok it is a little about that), making our lists for Friday and just getting through it so we can get to Christmas. It is about reflecting on the things in our lives that we are thankful for, things we often take for granted.
Spend a little time taking in the meaning of Thanksgiving, enjoying friends, family and food. The after Thanksgiving comes Christmas. Thanksgiving then Christmas in that order.
I hope everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving!
**steps down from soap box sheepishly**