Why, oh why can't people be more tolerant and less rude?
Let me explain....
Today, J & I put our Christmas tree up
started putting up our decorations.
We watched Christmas movies
(Elf, Just Friends, Christmas Vacation),
and listened to Christmas music.
We baked cookies and made a huge pot
of chili for dinner.
It was the perfect day!
I LOVE the holiday season.
From September through December
is my favorite time of the year.
I always put my tree up in November,
just as my mom has always done.
You don't have to like it, but please, respect it.
I posted this today on FB, that we were
putting up our tree and enjoying the beautiful weather
Germany was blessed with today.
This was almost immediately met with sarcasm and disdain
from a couple of people.
I don't care what they think, but
I was surprised by their negativity and judgement.
I respect their right to celebrate when they want too,
if at all. I just wish they would respect mine.
Personally, I don't think Christmas decorations, movies, music, etc.
detract from Thanksgiving.
In my opinion, four weeks just isn't enough time
to enjoy the happiness that the holiday season brings.
I'm not skipping over Thanksgiving.
I'm simply celebrating the holiday season, the season that I love.
I believe that the decorations, etc. add to the festive feeling
that this time of the year has.
They bring J & I joy, and really, in the end,
that's all that matters.
Last year, J was deployed to Iraq during the holidays.
He loves this time of the year as much as I do.
This year he will miss Thanksgiving,
so this weekend was the perfect
weekend for us to put our tree up.
Regardless of our past and present situations,
the above applies to us every year.
We will continue to put our tree up in November
and listen to Christmas music and watch Christmas movies.
Because that's what makes us happy.
And it's ours.
So what do you guys think? When do you begin to put up your decorations,
listen to Christmas/holiday music,
and watch holiday movies?