Is Christmas coming too fast?

Every year it seems that Christmas paraphernalia shows up in the stores earlier and earlier in the fall. We used to complain when it started the day after Halloween. But I swear this year I saw evidence of Christmas in shops at the end of August.

Personally, I like a long Christmas season and I have been battling against the urge to haul out my Christmas trees and nativity set for at least a week now. I am living in a big old Victorian brick house which just begs for lots of greenery and red ribbons. I cannot wait to deck these halls.

At the same time, I have friends who get downright offended (and cranky!) at the idea of beginning the season early. Some believe it takes away from the meaning of the Season.

I have been running into both sides of this conversation regularly for a week or two now, and so I have been turning the idea of starting early vs. holding off over and over in my mind.

No matter how I try to look at it, I keep coming back to fact that I love all things sparkly and bright and Yule-tide-ish. The longer I can surround myself with reminders of the message and meaning of Christmas, the better off I will be.

So go ahead and hate if you must. But me, I am entering into Christmas early. I am entering into the full joy of the Season. I am going to enjoy every second of it and surround myself with wonder, sparkling lights and a baby who changed the course of my life and the course of history.

Merry Christmas!

PS – I think I may start decorating tomorrow!

2 thoughts on “Is Christmas coming too fast?

  1. I am all about early! Tree goes up next week. Little people nativity comes out today. We are sparkly people as well!!! As you said little could be wrong with celebrating the one who gives us life in full…

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