Saturday, September 18, 2010

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like...Hey...Wait A Minute!

OK, so now it's official, the holiday season has begun.   What holiday you ask?   Well, here's the thing.  It's Saturday and I am sitting here enjoying a cool breeze from my window fan while listening to the radio and yet another commercial comes on.  Although I've got it mostly tuned out a familiar refrain breaks in ... "Never was there ever such a Christmas Show..."  Say what???  Oh man, I guess it's time to get ready for Christmas since Radio City Music Hall is already advertising their Christmas Show on the radio.   Can TV spots be far behind?  

Seriously folks, it's still Summer.  I winced when someone recently mentioned on Etsy that it was "only 93 days 'til Christmas" or some such nonsense.  That is just so wrong!  It's actually more like 98 or 99 (what a relief - more time to shop).  Now look, Autumn doesn't start for a couple of days, the neighborhood brats have finally gone back to school and I'm not having to keep ConEd in business running my air conditioner ever night.  Could you give us just one itty bitty break and can the Christmas stuff for a while.  Please?

Every year it's earlier & earlier.  I am predicting that next year we will have combined Labor Day & Christmas 4:00 am door buster sales all over the place.  Oh well, guess I'm gonna go order my Claxton fruitcakes & hang my lights.  I just hope they don't get caught in the fan! 

October 14, 2010 Update:  Well, at least they let us get past Columbus Day before slamming us with TV ads!  Yup, I just saw a TV commercial for Radio City's Christmas Show.  Man, I gotta get those lights up...