This is a message from a former lover of holidays. If this were a real emergency, I'd be telling you to go do something useful to save your skin and the skins of those you love. Since it's obviously NOT an emergency, I'm telling you to
PLEASE STOP REMINDING ME HOW MANY DAYS THERE ARE UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!!
Can we please enjoy Fall, Halloween, and preferably Thanksgiving before we go bat-shizzle crazy? I'd like to experience the change of seasons and the family togetherness of Thanksgiving before we all give in to the crazy selfish commercialization of Christmas.
Don't get me wrong. I love Christmas. And for a multitude of reasons. Not the least of which is the fact that we are celebrating the birth of our Lord & Savior. I'd just like to build the anticipation, you know? I don't want to see a half-assed christmas lights display at the end of the Halloween costume aisle. Just like I don't want to see swimsuits in January. Or Valentines & Easter candy sharing shelf-space. Is it just me?
And just in case you didn't know, this is where we stand as of, wait for it, one second, ok. NOW.