Was yesterday the beginning of November or December? I’m a bit confused by the mixed messages.
It was just Halloween, and suddenly, the Christmas season is upon us.
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Christmas time. Last year I was so so sad to see it go. But, when Christmas is pushed at the start of November, I think it takes away from it all. Mostly because it’s all about Christmas shopping, oh my! Sorry to burst your bubble, but that’s not what Christmas is all about. In fact, for me, it’s barely a part of it.
What happened to Thanksgiving and November and the rest of Autumn anyway?
Today I turned on the TV and there were Christmas music channels already available and commercials with Christmas themes.
I got the mail and there was a Pottery Barn catalog yelling CHRISTMAS! BUY ME!
I drove by a local truck stop on my way to school and there was a random Christmas blow-up decoration outside (it was up before Halloween actually).
Twitter, blogs, and the all of the Internet have quickly switched gears from pumpkins and costumes to The Holidays. There are Holiday shopping guides and products everywhere, trying to grab your attention because Christmas is just around the corner! eBay tells me there are 53 days left until Christmas. Etsy has Christmas items on the front page. Look for yourself, I’m not exaggerating.
Is it time to pull out the Christmas tree already?
Maybe if it wasn’t all about making money, I wouldn’t be so bitter. It’s supposed to be about Jesus, after all.
What do you think?