However, I am VEHEMENTLY opposed to Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving. One of my favorite Bean family traditions is the day after Thanksgiving festivities. Mom leaves at 3 am (or some other ridiculous hour) to fill up Santa's Sleigh. The rest of us stay home and help Dad put up the Christmas lights, which usually turns into Nikki and Dad putting up the Christmas lights.
Then, the first Saturday of December is dedicated to getting our Christmas tree. We take it home, Dad puts it on the stand and gets the lights strung. And then on Sunday after church, we all decorate the tree together as a family. I love it! Since I've been away at school, I haven't been able to help decorate the tree and I miss it dearly.
Anyway, back to what I was saying.... about being vehemently opposed.... I came home from work just now for my lunch break and OUR APARTMENT IS ALL DECKED OUT FOR CHRISTMAS!!!!!!
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Christmas decorations! (Just ask Eric, he'll tell you I'm sure) But I can't handle it before Thanksgiving. I love Thanksgiving almost as much as I love Christmas and I don't think it's fair to poor Thanksgiving. All you people that already have your Christmas decorations up: Whatever, to each his own. I just think my landlord should have ASKED me before he put a wreath on my Window and garlands with lights down the stairs. It depresses me that I will be renting for the next 20 years or so. I want complete control!
I'm sure I'll be glad when it's Christmastime that our landlord so generously decorates our 4-plex. I will be! But for now, I'm annoyed. My cute Thanksgiving Welcome sign hanging on my door now looks ridiculous. It clashes. But I refuse to take it down.
On a happier note, I'm at home, eating my lunch, watching A Baby Story. *sigh* I love this show. :)