Halloween has barely passed, and I’m retching at the sight of ever Christmas tree.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m no Grinch. I have a family that loooooooves their Christmas cheer. It’s just far, far, far, far, far too early for it. I mean, some Thanksgiving turkeys haven’t even been killed yet.
Stores are already trying to capitalize on our need to show each other how cool we feel we are. I think that we should all make each other gifts. Give skits, poems, little goofy, bad paintings. What do you say to a little virtual exchange of names? We can all post our gifts to each other. Perhaps I can get my family to all give each other little slips of paper with wishes written on them.
No, even I would be disappointed if I didn’t get that yearly wad of cash. Call me greedy, I guess, but everyone knows that my mother owes me over $1,000. Christmas is the only way I can get any back.
Now, I will decorate. I love to put up a silly little metallic tree and tinsel and all that stuff. Just not before Christmas, people. Quit trying to rush it.