Christmas already?

Miles' first Thanksgiving

Miles’ first Thanksgiving

As soon as the Halloween super stores packed up their plastic masks and disposable costumes it seemed like retailers and radio stations across the Tri-State got the same memo — Christmas is here.

Last weekend’s Sunday paper was packed full of ads proclaiming what my kid’s wish list needs to be this year. Thankfully at two Miles is far from making lists. Although seeing all the thick toy catalogs brought back memories for both my husband and me about our own childhood days when we would pour over the J.C. Penny and Sears catalog making lists for Santa.

Michael recalls sitting in his grandma’s living room in Louisiana while my sister and I would fit over the catalog at our Vincennes home.

Anyway, back to Christmas’ ability to creep up way before its rightful time — I’ve heard Christmas songs on the radio! Nearly every store not only has an aisle dedicated to the basic necessities but many have entire sections. And the decorations are being seen at more and more retailers.

UGH!

I love Christmas, I really do. I love to put up my own decorations, to make gifts for family and friends, to celebrate the season with family and to sing carols. But let’s give Thanksgiving a chance folks. Turkey day is my favorite of all the holidays because it is the day when the majority of my extended family gets together to celebrate.

Miles' little cousins in their turkey shirts I made two Thanksgiving's ago.

Miles’ little cousins in their turkey shirts I made two Thanksgiving’s ago.

The weekend-long celebration is full of tradition — crafting, pizza, shopping, meals and just lots of laughing and hanging out. I love it!

So forgive me if I’m a little grinchy. But until Nov. 29 please leave the Christmas music and decorations hidden in the back and let me have my turkey and family.

Thanksgiving 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

Bah humbug!

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