Fitness Minutes: (18,507)
1,377 11/5/13 8:41 A
I like giving each holiday it's due attention. I will not be putting up any Christmas decorations or listen to any Christmas music until the day after Thanksgiving. When I was young, that was always part of the fun, enjoying each and every day until Christmas to its fullest!
Fitness Minutes: (11,796)
5,855 11/5/13 7:53 A
YES, I was amazed to see all the Christmas displays up 2 weeks before Halloween,
Fitness Minutes: (88,833)
11/5/13 7:19 A
It is never to soon. I love the lights. It would be nice to be able to buy some extra gifts, but I would just be happy if my cousin Michael lived long enough to see Christmas this year.
The "Holiday" season for me is here when I start thinking about it. I am currently thinking about it.
Fitness Minutes: (17,448)
2,116 11/4/13 10:22 A
Think it's still a bit too soon to start the holiday season but our Macy's did their tree lighting Saturday so guess it's here whether I like it or not!
11/4/13 10:21 A
I don't particularly celebrate Halloween or Thanksgiving, but I do enjoy Christmas. However, I'm NOT ready to be listening to Christmas carols three days after Halloween. Every year the holidays get pushed further and further forward. It's not meant to be celebrated for 2 months. That takes the magic out of it. So I wait to put my tree up until after Thanksgiving and enjoy the holidays without getting too far ahead of myself.
Fitness Minutes: (74,443)
3,293 11/4/13 12:33 A
I don't usually celebrate Christmas.
I may have a tree this year and do some very limited homemade presents if I have friends with children visiting around that time, but I won't think about it much until well after Thanksgiving.
Fitness Minutes: (5,590)
11/3/13 8:40 P
I love Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas and while focusing on each as it approaches, I also find myself "pre-planning" for each ahead of time. I love figuring out menus, working on Christmas card lists,buying Trick or Treat candy, putting together mail orders for Christmas gifts, putting pretty autumn-themed tablecloths on the tables, ordering wreaths, raking leaves, watching holiday movies, planning music for Thanksgiving/Advent/Christmas church services............all at once!
I love the fall, but Christmas has become three or so months. Of course, I have the most of my shopping done, so having the Xmas candy that people on my list like helps me finish up.
Fitness Minutes: (320,807)
13,366 11/2/13 9:15 P
I cannot believe that the Holidays are hear already.
Fitness Minutes: (62,948)
11/2/13 9:14 P
I don't like the commercialism that has taken over Christmas, and it bothers me how Thanksgiving has been made into a shopping day. So to protest, I used to put off shopping until December. Then I realized this was just hurting me in the long run.
So now, I try to do a little bit, almost every day, starting in late October, to start getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas. This doesn't mean I'll putting up my tree tomorrow, but I can do things to get organized, and NOT let my shopping go to the last minute.
We had a fun Halloween, and I hope to enjoy November, have a fun Thanksgiving weekend, observe Advent, and enjoy the Christmas season at least until January 6.
The holidays are a great chance to design your own traditions, on your timeline. Enjoy!
Fitness Minutes: (126,574)
11/2/13 8:55 P
I enjoy one holiday at a time. Although with Thanksgiving being so late this year I will have to Christmas shop before Thanksgiving.
Fitness Minutes: (12,395)
1,728 11/2/13 8:45 P
I wish the holidays would be like when I was a child...we would make our own Halloween costumes. Then after Halloween we started getting ready for Thanksgiving. Shopping, baking, decorating. cooking, inviting friends and family. Then we would do the same for Christmas. I still do the same inside my won home. I am distress to see commercials on tv and radio running all the holidays together. I can't take hearing Christmas songs for 3 months. 1 month is enough. By the time this holiday season is over, I'm burned out on holidays. It leaves me exhausted and drained. I don't like this feeling. I just can't enjoy them like I use to. Sad. Who else I with me on this?
11/2/13 8:37 P
I am in the spirit now. I don't decorate until after Thanksgiving though
Fitness Minutes: (190,760)
11/2/13 8:09 P
I find that I don't "wait to get into the spirit", the "spirit" finds me, maybe next week, maybe during Thanksgiving, maybe tomorrow, and sometimes on Dec. 26 or Dec. 31, just depends. Back when I was a kid, it hit right after Halloween, even though stores back then didn't have stuff up early at all.
11/2/13 8:05 P
I like to wait until after Thanksgiving.
Fitness Minutes: (29,720)
1,471 11/2/13 7:54 P
I was against it for a couple of years but now I agree with you and I'm embracing it!!
Fitness Minutes: (7,415)
1,299 11/2/13 4:42 P
I definitely understand those who feel the Christmas or Holiday season has been protracted too much. Just the same, I love the Holiday Season, and I do start feeling in the holiday mood even in early November.
Fitness Minutes: (88,833)
11/2/13 4:14 P
Since I have lived with JoAnn, we have been wishing whole years away. Once we get thru Christmas, we will be wishing for spring. BUT I do love the holidays.
I love the entire holiday season. don't mind them all lumped together.
11/2/13 1:48 P
I find it a bit much that Christmas and Halloween decorations appear in the stores at the same time. I have taken to, jokingly, referring to this as the Hallowistmas Season.
But, I prefer to enjoy fall, myself. Thanksgiving too. I see no need to move directly from Halloween into Christmas (thus, I am not a fan of Hallowistmas).
Today, I am planning to take down my Halloween decorations and put out my Thanksgiving/fall tablecloths (they have leaves on them, so they are okay for fall and I leave them on for Thanksgiving too). I have some other fall-type decorations that I put out as well. I won't put out Christmas decorations until December and I will take them down 2 days after Christmas.
I have already done some Christmas shopping. I don't like to leave it until the last minute.
Edited by: LOVE4KITTIES at: 11/2/2013 (14:00)
11/2/13 1:38 P
Are you embracing the holiday season in November or are you waiting until after Thanksgiving to get into the X-mas holiday spirit.
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