If you're one of those "Oh my god how could you put your decorations up before Thanksgiving, you must not appreciate that holiday, shame on you" type of people, you should probably just stop reading this post right now since what I'm about to say will most likely go in one ear and out the other. But, if you're one of those who absolutely loves Christmas and everything the holiday season has to offer, I'm sure you're about to agree with everything I am about to say.
It all started with a simple request on Tuesday to get a box out of the basement to put the Halloween decorations back in, which then lead to the idea that I might as well save a trip and bring in the Christmas box. After staring at the boxes of decor scattered across my living room floor, I thought what the hell and opened those pretties up. I went upstairs for a quick bubble bath since my feet felt like I was standing on snow barefoot, and when I came back down, my boo thang had already unboxed our tree and had the whole thing put together (minus the ornaments.. he knows I don't trust him that much). And just like that, my Christmas tree, lights, ornaments, and all were up a week before Thanksgiving.
And I don't feel ashamed one bit.
Lately I've seen one too many posts or tweets with people in disgust about this whole Christmas before Thanksgiving thing, and to be completely honest, I don't understand it. Last time I checked, people decorate for fall and Halloween a month in advance, am I right or am I right? So why can't we do the same for Christmas? Why not enjoy the best time of the year as long as you can!?
My whole point behind this is that I don't see how some people can put two and two together and come to the conclusion that because someone has a decorated tree in their house, they must not be excited to celebrate Thanksgiving. It's not like we skipped on putting our Thanksgiving tree up and chose the Christmas one instead... just saying. And we also won't be missing out giving thanks while eating our body weight in turkey. Someone please explain!
And to all the early Christmas decorator haters, I still have my glitter bombed pumpkins out, so there's that.
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