I really have to exercise restraint this time of year. You see, I love Christmas. It is such a happy time of year. I love the family gatherings, the exchanging of gifts, the meals prepared with love, the decorations, the beautiful lights, the movies, the music...
Clearly, there's not much about Christmas that I don't like.
I could easily get wrapped up in my holiday revelry around Labor Day if I'm not careful.
I've always had a hard and fast rule with myself: Christmas celebrating does not begin until after Thanksgiving. This means no music, no tree, no watching of all of the movies. No lights, no wreaths, no nothin'.
It appears I may have broken my rule.
In my defense, it was completely on accident. You see, the radio station that I regularly listen to pulled a fast one on me, and switched their normal classic rock playlist to one of holiday joy. They have never done this in years past! Usually, the day after Thanksgiving, I switch the radio in my car to the Christmas music station. This year, I got in the car innocently enough, expecting to hear my norm. I was shocked and amazed by what I heard- but I didn't change the station.
'Tis true. The music makes me happy. And now that I've heard it, I'm hooked. I will not be changing the station.
Also, I've officially amended my hard and fast rule: Christmas revelry may now begin anytime after Veteran's Day. ;)