Monday, November 30, 2009
Okay...now I'm ready for Christmas!
Halloween is over...Thanksgiving is over...bring on Christmas! I don't know if it's just me or not but when I was a kid, these 3 holidays had their own month, their own time to ramp up for the celebrations, their own couple of weeks to enjoy each holiday. These days it seems Christmas in July is a quote used by car dealerships IN JULY --- I swear I've seen Christmas stuff in the stores in late September or early October! I've always felt that the holidays have been bastardized by unabated commercialism in order for folks to buy more stuff but that's a whole different posting...hmmm, am I being too cynical???
Tomorrow is December 1st, the Christmas lights are starting to twinkle on homes around the neighborhood, we trimmed Karen's tree yesterday in ABQ, and I'm hearing "Dance of the Suger Plum Fairies" on TV for some car advertisement. I give...I'm ready...bring on Christmas!
Honestly, I love Christmas time - always have since I was kid. I love seeing the Christmas trees, mall Santa's working on the lists for the real Santa at the North Pole, watching the clay-mation "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer", hoping/wishing for a white Christmas (always a chance here in Denver!), and waiting for the first time I hear Adam Sandler's "Hannukkah Song" on KBCO. What I really like is watching my nieces, Kit-Kat and Nee-Nee and Karen's son, Ethan, opening the presents - the excitement that builds up to that magical time. Christmas Day at 6:30 AM is the absolute latest one can hope to sleep if kids are in the house! As long as there's hot coffee - it's all good...
Off to Charlotte, NC Friday to visit Jim and the family for a pre-Christmas trip. Airfares are excessive during the Christmas week ($600+ per person) and I'm spending it in Colorado with Karen. Climb On my friends!