As I’ve previously stated in the past, I’m a Mountain Girl and I live almost at the tip top of a mountain. I only make it to town about once a week to pick up supplies, groceries, household items, and of course, beer/liquor/any other form of alcohol that might be tempting me and/or Mountain Man at the time. So when I went into one of our local Wally World, (Wal*Mart, or for some of you out there, the Wal*Marts,) yesterday to make some prints from our camera and grab some beer, I was practically assaulted with all things Christmas the second I walked in the door!
Red and green decorations hanging everywhere and on everything that could hold them. Christmas trees decorated in every color scheme imaginable. Christmas music blaring over the speakers. Christmas layaway signs displayed throughout the electronics and toy departments. Christmas candy and specialty holiday packaged foods and beverages on every end cap in the grocery department. It was everywhere!!!
Now please don’t misunderstand and jump to ugly conclusions about me that involve images of this guy:
or Mr. Scrooge.
I happen to love Christmas and everything about it! Well, except all the commercialism surrounding it. But wait, I do actually enjoy shopping for gifts for my family and friends, so maybe I do like some of the commercialism. Hmmmm. The revelations revealed about oneself in a blog can be kinda funny when you think about it.
Back to my point. Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year. I love the entire holiday season. Which should begin with Thanksgiving and end with New Year’s. And therein lies my problem. I started seeing Christmas stuff in the stores before Halloween even got here! And now, it’s in full swing and it’s only November 5th!!! We, as shoppers, should be able to enjoy each season/holiday individually without being bombarded with merchandise for the upcoming holidays before it’s time. Right now, there should be fall colors adorning stores, complete with Turkeys, leaves, acorns, and football!!!
I know, I know. My little rant is not gonna change the way stores have been marketing Christmas since probably before this ol gal was even born, but I hope that there are some readers out there that feel the same way I do.
And again, I repeat: I’m not the Grinch or Mr. Scrooge!
I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!!!!