Tis the season

I balk at Christmas decorations in stores before Thanksgiving. It’s ridiculous and proves how the holiday season is really nothing more than a commercial holiday. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for capitalism, but it just seemed wrong to me when I saw garland hanging from the ceiling of one of my local stores before Halloween. Just wrong.

Imagine my surprise and shock at my very. own. self. when I became a partaker on Saturday night. It started out innocently enough. We went to Home Depot so my mom could look at ceiling fans. What, then, drew us to the grossly huge display of fake Christmas trees? For one, there were little battery-powered snow globes that the girls had found. Grandma was over there helping them each pick out one. Then, my eyes wandered over to the cutest holiday plants I’ve ever seen. Maybe not the cutest, but these looked like I could actually take care of them. And they had glitter on them. I was in love. These hip-high evergreens had red foil wrapped around their containers, glitter sprayed on their branches, and some of them even had ornaments already perched on their boughs. They were begging me to take them home.

And surprise of all surprises, Du actually said yes. If Du says yes, I do not say no. So here they are, my admittedly horrendously early attempt at Christmas spirit. I’ll be decorating them with cute little baubles once we get Thanksgiving out of the way (it’s only the grocery stores that decorate and promote Thanksgiving). Now, I guess I’ll bring my fall pumpkins in so they don’t have to compete.

That is not our cat by the way. It’s the official neighborhood Welcoming Committee.

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17 thoughts on “Tis the season

  1. For real! The same thing happened to me this weekend. Our Christmas tree was destroyed when we got water in the basement this spring. We went to the home improvement store to get supplies for a project and we came home with a new Christmas tree. What’s more, I really wanted to set it up. That night. I refrained! My husband looked at me as we left and said “Do you realize it’s Nov 1st and we’re buying a Christmas tree?” Just a few weeks ago I was cursing Target for displaying their Christmas lights next to the Halloween decorations. Getting my 3 year old to leave with all of that Christmas glitter was no easy task! I love your little trees!

  2. Hey, those are great! they’re just a little bigger than the plug-in fiber optic tree that serves as our festive plant for the season. We were just bemoaning our inability to house anything much larger.

    I, too, am appalled by the early start of the seasons. i’ve not yet reconciled myself to the fact that Halloween has passed already and that Turkey Day is just around the corner. UGH!

  3. Hey, those are great! they’re just a little bigger than the plug-in fiber optic tree that serves as our festive plant for the season. We were just bemoaning our inability to house anything much larger.

    I, too, am appalled by the early start of the seasons. i’ve not yet reconciled myself to the fact that Halloween has passed already and that Turkey Day is just around the corner. UGH!

  4. I love the Christmas trees next to the pumpkins. It’s like your own little statement about holiday excess!

    Yeah, who does decorate for Thanksgiving?!? I’m so not into the Pilgrim people and turkey figurines.

  5. Those are very cute! While I was walking through Target this morning they were putting up all the Christmas stuff. I was like what? But then I realized, it makes me think of Christmas and I guess the longer I can think of Christmas the more I think of Christ. If I look at it that way it makes me feel better.

  6. I’m still working on taking down July 4th decorations!

    Thanks so much for stopping by TGMT and leaving your comment. We seem to frequent some of the same blogs because I’ve seen your miniker left in comment boxes, so nice to meet you!

    Please feel free to stop by and visit any time. I would love to have you (I’ll make sure there are no tornadoes, flooding or earthquakes going on at the time).

  7. dandelionmom says:

    very classy!!–you should have picked up a kitty too–it looks really good there! I can feel a rant building on commercialism and Christmas–perhaps I should blog about it before I hurt myself holding it in!–NOT till after Thanksgiving though 😉

  8. The Shirley's says:

    LOVE..LOVE..LOVE your page!! And also the “early christmas decor!! I’m a huge christmas fan/decorator so i know how tempting it can be sometimes. Funny I was thinking about that ice storm the other day….thats one thing I will not mis about MO

  9. I like the new trees. I, too, seem to be picking up pretties at stores for Christmas decor. In fact, just today, I was looking at my calendar trying to decide when to put my Christmas trees up. Commercialism at its finest, I tell you!

  10. those are norfolk island pines. joey and i had one for our first three or so christmases. you know, apartment life. i think we finally killed it in a frost or something, but your picture brings back fond memories.

  11. I love the new trees even if it is way too early for them… err at least here there is more than enough time to kill them before the big day;-)
    We don’t have anything til after the dishes are done on Thanksgiving then it is get out Miracle on 34th Street and the TSO cd and Friday we deck the halls. My kids are almost as fanatic about waiting til one holiday is over to start the next one.

  12. Are you kidding? I bought Christmas cards while buying candy corn several weeks ago! It bothered me to do it…but I could not help it.

    I saw trees like that last year and wanted one…hmm, I may have to have one this year!

  13. The neighborhood welcoming committee looks right at home next to your festive trees.

    And I’ll admit to buying wrapping paper while at Target yesterday. ‘Cause I am the geek who starts wrapping gifts in November…so that when we put the tree up the day after Thanksgiving, it’s not all bare underneath. The gifts are part of the decor, ya know????

  14. Love the plants..I would not no either…my hubby does not say yes that much either..lol…but I know what you mean..I walked into Wal-mart yesterday and they are already playing Christmas music…what happened to Thanksgiving..?

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