Going by mall-time, Christmas time started last Friday. By Target/Walmart time, Christmas time started the day before Halloween. My families’ tradition is that you can’t play Christmas music until the day after Thanksgiving. And my tree went up on Sunday. But it’s still November, for crying out loud. It doesn’t feel like Christmas time yet.
I don’t know if it’s different for those of you who get snow and the leaves changing colors and all that, but for me it usually doesn’t feel like Christmas time until I wrap the first present. And since I’m currently doing revisions/copy edits, that isn’t going to be for another week or so. Hopefully. Because I really haven’t even started shopping yet. And I still have a Thanksgiving bouquet sitting out, though it’s looking kind of wilted. And I never actually took my Christmas lights off my house, because last year I got tired of the nails under the eaves falling off and I stapled the lights up. Sigh.
Anyway, does it feel like Christmas time yet to you? Do you do something special to usher in the holiday? How’s your buying going? And please don’t tell me you’ve already wrapped a present.