No, our Christmas decorations aren’t up yet

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We like to give each holiday it’s due.

happythanksgiving2015That means Santa knows that if he messes around decorating our house prior to December 1, he’ll be shot.

(Among other things, we don’t celebrate Black Friday, though Small Business Saturday is kind of nice.)

Today still feels like a continuation of Thanksgiving because we’re eating leftovers. My brother and his wife from Florida were here for a week and they just left this morning because they know from experience that driving back to the sunshine state on the Sunday after Thanksgiving is often a nightmare.

We’re thankful they were here.

Tomorrow, we’ll start thinking about our Christmas decorations. As it turns out, a lot of people have already have lighted trees in their windows and various other lighted decorations in their yards.

We start a bit later and keep our Yuletide lights and greenery up until the last day of Christmas on Twelfth Night.

However you celebrate, I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving and won’t be one of those buffoons who throws out his Christmas tree before nightfall on the 25th. (Gee, what’s the rush?)

–Malcolm

Malcolm R. Campbell is the author of ‘Emily’s Stories,” the Pushcart Prize nominated “Conjure Woman’s Cat,” “Sarabande,” and “Jock Stewart and the Missing Sea of Fire.”

 

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8 responses

  1. Ours aren’t either.
    And we leave our lights (but not the tree and greenery) up until Imbolc/Groundhog’s day–whether he sees his shadow or not.

  2. The neighborhood I’m newly in felt a bit like Edward Scissorhands … that scene in the movie where everyone comes out at once from the pastel-colored homes and tends the lawn or puts the decorations up, or leaves for work, etc. The day and weekend after Thanksgiving, it was transformed into …. Christmas! 🙂 Enjoy the season.