Yesterday I did some shopping with Chelsea and a strange phenomenon seems to be occurring more and more.....homes already decorated for the holiday season. I'm not talking about outdoor lights. It makes sense to put those up while it's still warm outside (although I don't necessarily agree with having them on already). What I'm referring to is indoor lights, wreaths, and most bizarre - a fully decorated Christmas tree.
In the front window.
This just seems like a pigs tail to me....twirly (too early......tw-irly) get it? ba-dum-bum
It seems like we're rushing the season too much. I am one of the biggest fans when it comes to Christmas. I love the music, the lights, the decorations, all of it. But when I hear Silent Night playing in a store in October it just seems wrong to me. And when I see a Christmas tree already up and decorated and it's still over a week before Thanksgiving, it just looks odd.
If we do put up outdoor decorations I admit we do it in October while it's still nice out and the ground isn't frozen. But, they aren't lit until starting Thanksgiving night (or the next night), and our tree and other decorations go up the Friday, Saturday or Sunday after Thanksgiving. Oh, and they are always down by New Years. It looks just as odd to me to see a tree still up and decorated in February, as it does in early November.
When do you have your tree set up? When do you take it down?