Are your Holiday lights up yet?

November 24, 2008 by
Filed under: Holidays 

I’m serious.

Yesterday evening, we drove home from my parent’s across Montgomery County. My Little Guy counted 7 houses that HAVE UP LIGHTS… one had the whole almost annoying display of reindeer, Santa and various 4-foot-tall candy canes lit up in every color light imaginable (I didn’t know they made purple candy cane displays… but who am I?).

Thanksgiving is a little late this year, I know this because like everyone, I can look at a calendar (duh) but also because we were at my parents house to celebrate my mom’s birthday, and last year, her birthday was on Thanksgiving.

I even saw a Christmas Tree up and decorated through the window of 1 home, complemented by outside lights framing their window and house.

It’s not Thanksgiving yet! Give Thanksgiving it’s due. Besides, where the heck do you get a tree before Thanksgiving? It has to be fake or you cut it down yourself on some mountain or foothill (I think it’s pretty cool I just used an incredibly random word like ‘foothill’ in my blog).

On the other hand, maybe I am a little jealous… my son’s birthday is December 18th, so we don’t decorate until AFTER HIS BIRTHDAY, the morning of December 19th. We have a tradition now, which I’ve blogged about.

I still have my Thanksgiving scarecrow in my front yard and suddenly feel very silly still having various pumpkins around my home…

But you can’t overlap holiday decorations so these people who have up their Christmas decorations have had to pack away their Thanksgiving decorations already, and Thanksgiving is THIS Thursday, IT HASN’T HAPPENED YET…

And we know they have Thanksgiving decorations because if you have Christmas decorations, you certainly have Thanksgiving ones because it’s frankly, an easy holiday to decorate for- get some gourds and mums and keep out a couple of fake pumpkins from Halloween and you’re done.

Has anyone else seen Holiday lights up in their neighborhood?  Have you decorated for Christmas or Hanukkah already?  Is this a singular cosmic phenomenon that occurs when Thanksgiving is ‘late’?  Do people then choose to forgo Thanksgiving decorations for the NEXT, BIGGER HOLIDAY?!

Do moms literally sit down with their calendars and decide to take down Thanksgiving decorations BEFORE Thanksgiving?

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One Comment on Are your Holiday lights up yet?

  1. Stacy on Mon, 24th Nov 2008 12:58 pm
  2. My son’s birthday is December 21. Also, this year, that is the first night of Hanukkah. He’s only going to be turning ONE, so we aren’t making a big deal of either holiday this year but we are getting him a host of new big-boy toys.

    I haven’t seen any tree lots open yet so I don’t know where you would get a tree — must be a family trip out to the FOOTHILLS of the PIEDMONT RANGE of the Blue Ridge Mountains Chevy-Chase-National-Lampoons-Christmas-

    I still have two uncarved pumpkins on my front step. You think it’s time to take them in? If I cut them open, are the seeds still good to roast?

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