16th November 2016.
I saw my first house really decorated for Christmas today. I thought I saw one toward the end of October and I was happily mistaken – they’d decorated their house for Halloween, but had used Christmas lights and tinsel around their spooky display. I’m all for being organised (I lie) but is November 16th not a tad too early for Christmas?
Yes, I know the TV adverts are now hitting the screens like they’re going out of fashion, but that’s TV Land – the companies there just want our money. However, in real life… November? Christmas??
It won’t be long now before everyone starts to try to out-do the Joneses, especially now that one has started, and we’ll all be blinded by dazzling displays of Christmasness.
Each to their own, I say.
I’m lucky in the regard that I only put up a cheery ‘Ho!Ho!Ho!’ to brighten the place up. Well, I say ‘put up’; I actually mean ‘keep up’ all year around, as I miss the deadline to take it down, so up it must remain. I’ve gotten used to it now, and with it already being up, that’s one less job to do for the busy period.
I’m a little grumpy today as my cold has returned and my eyes and nose are flowing like Niagara Falls, hence a One Minute Grumble rather than Ramble. It’s still a ramble though, with a touch of grumble. It’s good to be different.