OK. Not really. As a matter of fact, this has nothing to do with MS. It's November 16. We have a neighbor that already has their Xmas lights up - AND LIT! Maybe I'm romanticizing the past, but it used to be November was spent waiting for Thanksgiving, and then the Friday after, you started getting jazzed for Christmas. There are already 2 radio stations in Chicago playing Christmas music 24 hours a day. I understand why stores put up their displays early, it's all about money. But do you start celebrating the holiday in early November? Here are some of my hard rules:
1) No Christmas shopping before Thanksgiving, unless you have 10 people or more you actually NEED to buy gifts for.
2) No lights lit before Thansgiving. Installation of lights is OK if you have a difficult schedule, but no lighting.
3) No Christmas music played for more than an hour a day until the last week before Christmas, and not even that until, you guessed it, after Thansgiving.
Christmastime is supposed to be special, and how can something be special if it's celebrated almost year-round?
I hope you all know this supposed to be tongue-in-cheek, but I am interested in hearing from those of you already in the spirit, why you can't contain yourself. Be well!