Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Bah Humbug

What would you do if someone in your neighborhood just finished putting up their Christmas lights? Yes - on November 11th! Bah humbug is what we say! It DRIVES US CRAZY when you walk into a store and they have Christmas decorations up in August, or Valentines candy out the day after Christmas...can't we just enjoy one holiday at a time?! Here are the rules we agreed to:
  • Halloween decorations cannot be displayed until October 1st
  • Thanksgiving decorations cannot be displayed until November 1st
  • Christmas decorations cannot be displayed until the day after Thanksgiving.

We have found that doing it this way helps us enjoy each and every holiday...and doesn't allow for us to "skip" one. As for the house in my neighborhood - they must not be celebrating Thanksgiving this year!


~AnnaMarie~ said...

Im with you on this one. And yet I get even more annoyed with my neighbors that turn their CHristmas lights on until April :)

Rushell said...

Amen! Although I do like to be done with my Christmas shopping by Thanksgiving, is that okay?

Anonymous said...

I totally agree! I totally hate seeing Christmas lights on one day before Thanksgiving and one day after New Years. Grrr