Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Holiday Traditionalist.

I am a Holiday Traditionalist. I like to savor each of my holidays as they arrive. I'm not opposed to celebrating, decorating or getting ready for a holiday a month in advance, as long as it doesn't trample all over another holiday in the process. See: Thanksgiving/Christmas.

I'm strongly opposed to decorating for Christmas until Thanksgiving is in the books. I personally love a good food holiday and love to enjoy it thoroughly. I also love Christmas, it is after all the most wonderful time of the year. But I like to keep the 2 separate. Just like I won't start celebrating Valentines day at New Years or Easter by Valentines Day. Each holiday deserves its time to shine. I think trying to eat Thanksgiving dinner by the twinkling lights on the Christmas tree makes it feel like you're celebrating Christmas, without the gifts, you know, the good part.  To me, it takes away from your actual Christmas celebration because you've been there, done that.

I know, I'm becoming the minority on this but I just don't see myself budging on this one. So, my family will spend the next week savoring the sites and sounds of Thanksgiving and trying to block out the radio station ramming the Christmas music into our ear buds and the stores that are blinding us with Christmas lights.

Next Friday and maybe even on Thanksgiving night (look out, I'm getting crazy) we will start whipping out all of the Christmas Decorations, our Elf will arrive from the North Pole and by the 29th of November, just over a  month until Christmas, our house will be ready to celebrate the next Holiday.

All in perfect order.

"As a holiday traditionalist, I refuse to even think about trampling old people until after midnight tonight."  - badbanana