I went grocery shopping at Walmart this evening.
They are already playing Christmas music.
Now, I’m no Scrooge. I love Christmas music and, in fact, the whole Christmas season leading up to the actual day. However, this is not the Christmas season. This is the Halloween-stuff-is-still-on-the-shelves-and-isn’t-even-75%-off-yet season. This is the “I’ve got a trip to California and a Thanksgiving menu to plan before I can even think about yuletide” season. I, personally, will end up listening to Christmas music pretty much all day for several weeks straight but not until after Thanksgiving. Two days after Halloween is really going overboard. It felt skeevy and just plain wrong to hear “White Christmas” right now, when I still have jack-o-lanterns on my front porch and the kids’ costumes haven’t even been washed and put away yet. But I suppose nothing says “the birth of our Lord” quite like severed heads and plastic Dracula fangs at 50% off.
It’s going to be a long eight weeks.


About msmaryb

I'm a native Californian who lives in Oklahoma. I'm a full-time student, pursuing a Bachelors in Anthropology, following which I hope to attain a Masters in Archaeology. I have three kids, one husband, no pets, and a lot of friends - most of whom live inside my computer. I love to read, write, watch tv (shut up, we can't all be brain surgeons), shop, and travel. I'm trying to set foot in all 50 states before I die. I have 38, so far. I love the Beatles and Maroon 5, and if you think those two things are incongruous, well, they are. But that's me. When I love something, I love it 100%. I don't do anything halfway. I want to know everything there is to know, so I'm trying to cram as much into my brain as I can in the short amount of time I'm allotted in this dimension.

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