Today is December 1st, and depending on where you live, you’ve been seeing Christmas stuff for weeks. The tinsel and wreaths really start ramping up Thanksgiving weekend, and sometimes after a few weeks, I pull a Scrooge and hide from it all for a while. Not that I don’t love the holiday trimmings, because I do, but I’m not sure the season is quite as special when it’s forever.
After all these weeks of ornaments, fake snow, and carols, it seems like winter ought to be here already. But the official start (at least for my hemisphere) is December 21st. That’s still three weeks away! I’ll be honest, I start wearing Christmas/winter clothes and jewelry on December 1st. (I have some awesome holiday socks!) And I’ve been humming carols since going to an event Thanksgiving Weekend where they were playing everywhere.
Even though fall is my favorite season, it gets a little shortchanged.
How about you? Do you have the lights up by early November, or wait a little longer to deck the halls? Do you have any holiday reading lists? I’m working on a small stack to fit in between the shopping and wrapping and visits.
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How’d it go, WriMos? Did you make it to 50,000 words? You’re all amazing, no matter how much you wrote!