Monday, November 16, 2009

Deck the halls? Please, not yet.

Okay, I give up. After years of bellyaching about the too-early start of the Christmas season, I hereby do solemnly swear that from 2009 on I will not complain when I hear Christmas jingles in November or see holiday ads before Thanksgiving, or grumble when I see living rooms with their Christmas trees all lit up on December 1st.

I promise not to repeat “When I was young we decorated our tree on Christmas Eve.” I will keep my mouth shut when I see a Christmas tree lying at the curb on December 27th instead of being kept until the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6th.

I will remember that traditions may change with the times. So I will welcome the spirit of the season weeks before December 25th. With that thought in mind, let me be the first to wish you a Merry Christmas