The one holiday that gets overlooked or overlapped on the most is Thanksgiving. Now I know that many don’t really think too much about the celebration of Thanksgiving, but it still deserves not to have Christmas started before it is over.This is a real pet peeve of mine. I HATE seeing Christmas lights before Thanksgiving is over. I don’t mean in the stores. I love the decorations up in the Malls and stores, but I mean on homes!
I feel that whenever I see Christmas lights on before Thanksgiving, someone must be having an “Auntie Mame” moment. You know what I mean right?
In the movie “Auntie Mame” staring Rosalind Russell, things are going so bad for Mame Dennis that she decides to pull out the Christmas decorations in July, put them up and celebrate, to try to cheer herself up.
You want to watch the 1958 version with Rosalind Russell, NOT the 1974 version with Lucille Ball.
It is much better, even though I LOVE Lucille Ball. Watch her in “Yours, Mine and Ours” instead. It so funny and it is a classic!
Anyway….getting back to Christmas lights.
There is a song in the show called “We Need a Little Christmas” that is now a famous Christmas song. Long story short, that is what I mean by having an “Auntie Mame” moment when I see Christmas lights on before Thanksgiving is over. When I do see them on, I wonder if something is wrong and you turned them on just to cheer yourself up. Maybe that is a little crazy for me to assume this but… Even if you don’t really think Thanksgiving is a “big” holiday, I just don’t think you should start Christmas too early or you will burn out of the Spirit of the Season before it ever gets here.
I would really like to hear if I am the only one that feels this way!