I've whined before about the fact that I'm a Humbug, but this year seems particularly bad.
Half our neighborhood is already lit up. I'm okay with putting your lights up while the weather's not freezing, but do you have to turn them on already? No. The answer is no. No you don't.
Last weekend, Huey was watching a Christmas movie, and DH was listening to Christmas music. I had to leave the room.
Dewey came home from school today and was singing Christmas song.
WHAT THE HECK! IT'S NOT EVEN THANKSGIVING YET!!
Why are we rushing things so much this year?
Before I grew up, I used to impose this rule on my family that we would not decorate until after my birthday, which is December 8. (cards and love welcome, of course.) I didn't think I was being unreasonable as no one else had to compete with a holiday for their birthday, and I had to wait all year for my birthday. I felt it was just a matter of respect for me that we waited to celebrate Christmas until after my birthday.
Now that I'm an adult, I'm fine with decorating at Thanksgiving since I have the four days off and if I wait until after my birthday things are just too crazy and I end up putting the tree up on Christmas Eve.
I'm still a Scrooge about celebrating too early though. Let's just take the holidays one at a time, shall we?