Notice I didn't say put up their Christmas lights, I said turn on. You better believe those lights have been up all year long, as a reminder to us all that, it's not lazy, it's festive!
This Thanksgiving we're thankful for... Christmas. And Black Friday so we can buy our Christmas presents at a discounted price! Thanksgiving is like the yellow Starburst, when all people really want is Christmas, the pink Starburst. (For the record, I actually like yellow Starbursts better than pink, but that is not the popular opinion, and I'm just trying to be relatable.)
Also did you notice how quickly the focus shifted from Thanksgiving to Starbursts? Sorry, Thanksgiving! We promise you'll get your day in the sun after we finish our turkey, rolls, and stuffing!
Here's the deal. Stores are putting decorations out early because we are buying them! We are the problem! We can't keep our hands off dancing Santas, fake reindeer for our yards, and more Christmas lights! So as long as we keep buying them, stores are going to keep putting them out. I wouldn't be surprised to see decorations for next Christmas in May.
Sorry for the typo! Did I say one million? I guess it's only 25 but it feels like a million. ABC Family can't wait for Christmas either, it's the best time of the year for them! The Christmas lovers start watching December 1st and never leave the couch until Christmas rolls around and they can watch A Christmas Story and Elf until their eyes fall out. THERE'S EVEN A COUNTDOWN TO THE 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS, LIFE IS CRAZY. But here's a picture of them anyways, because we know ya want it.
We all know those coworkers, the one's that have that Mariah Carey Christmas track playing in September. You walk in at 8 AM and all you want to hear is "I-I-I.... Don't want a lot for Christmas...." blaring through the halls.
Hey! Let's face it! Not everyone loves Christmas music. Believe it or not, some people even find it... annoying! *Christmas people everywhere gasp into their hot chocolate*. And others may even like it, but just in small, normal people doses. Like the day of Christmas and maybeee on Christmas Eve. Just respect that some people like Christmas music, some people like Nickleback, and some people like Taylor Swift! Be sure to mix it up.
Christmas people are OBSESSED with these freakin' red cups. You make a coffee cup red and the world just goes nuts! We will admit that what's in those cups is pretty good. Starbucks comes out with their seasonal menu and it warms your heart, tummy, and fills you with Christmas spirit. Here's a seasonal Starbucks menu because we secretly love it, too.
Okay, the second part is quite a stretch, but some people really love Christmas! Putting up the Christmas tree is one of the best parts of the holiday, but remember even if your tree is fake, anytime before December is too early to be putting it up! And keep tending to your trees! Someday they'll be big enough to hang a thousand ornaments on!
People reallllly love counting down to Christmas. Maybe it's something to look forward to, something to make the days go by, whatever it is, people are obsessed with it. The day after Christmas our moms are on Facebook like "only 364 more days til Christmas!!!! lol yay!!!!" But if you also love counting down to the happy day, our favorite ways to do that are...
-Advent Calendars: eat the days away. Big fan of this concept.
-This Twitter account.
@IsItChristmas, it'll tell you what you wanna know.
Admit it, you love seeing Judy, the crazy Christmas lady at your work, wear hideous Christmas sweaters November 28th and you love eating all the candy canes she brings to the office. Having something to look forward to gets us through the cold winter days!
Thank you to the Judys and all you other Christmas lovers out there for keeping us entertained this November!
Happy REALLY EARLY holidays from The Houndstooth Press!