Unfortunately, my black cat alarm clock doesn’t have a snooze button and can only be silenced by getting out of bed to feed it.
It’s also a balmy 10 degrees here in my part of Maine, so my brain is frozen aside from being enveloped in its usual early morning fog. Time to break out the 1000 volt battery of Deep Thoughts to jump start my brain. Anyone else need brainside assistance?
What’s the deal with Christmas creeping up on the calendar and acting like it begins immediately after Halloween? When did Christmas become so needy? Does it think it’s Alexander the Great and that it needs to conquer the entire known calendar? How soon until it wipes Thanksgiving completely off the calendar? Should we expect the last two months of the year to be melded into one 61 day Mega-Month known as Christember?
Is anyone else annoyed with the way Christmas seems to be expanding? I love the Holiday, but don’t you agree it’s getting a little greedy? Are you like me in that you need a little separation between Jack Skellington and Santa Claus? Hasn’t the world already seen the horrors that happen when they combine forces in “A Nightmare Before Christmas”?
Why doesn’t Thanksgiving stand up for itself? Did the Pilgrims use up all their fight when they set out for the New World? What would Myles Standish think of this outrage? Wouldn’t the Mayflower Mob want to fight the oppression of this new, even larger empire?
How stupid do advertisers think we are? Do they really believe that if they just start running Christmas commercials in November, we’ll begin hanging our stockings by the chimney with care? Do they assume we simply have a Pavlovian response to Christmas Carols? Why must they insist on turning Christmas into a two month sales event?
Why do people play along with it? Why do they put up the Christmas decorations earlier each year? Why do they call radio stations to request Christmas songs before Thanksgiving? Why are they wandering around the malls like Christmas Zombies muttering “Sales…sales…sales…”?
I guess I just don’t get it, Modern Philosophers. I believe that Thanksgiving needs it time in the spotlight, and that it’s important for people to acknowledge how lucky they are for what they have before they start demanding even more under the Christmas tree.
I’m not a fan of this insanely over the top commercialization of Christmas!
I truly do love the Christmas Season, but I think it isn’t as much fun when all the jolly is spread out over two months, rather than condensed into a few merry weeks.
Is anyone else with me on this, or am I simply the Grinch who wouldn’t let Christmas take over November?