Around July, I start asking my husband if I can listen to Christmas music. He says no. [This comes as no surprise, since the rule for our family is no Christmas festivities before Thanksgiving.] I usually ask again in September. Again, no. I start humming songs in October. I get “the look.” In November, I hear a couple of notes of a theme song on TV that sound vaguely Christmas-y, and I belt out whatever song it almost sounded like.
November’s the worst for my Christmas music addiction. I totally understand why he doesn’t want Christmas music around until after Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving deserves our undivided attention. And this desire for Christmas music it doesn’t affect any other area of the Thanksgiving celebration. I don’t want to put our tree up until after Thanksgiving. I don’t want to put up lights early. I don’t actually want to skip Thanksgiving. I just want to listen to Christmas music! (And, by the way, kudos to Nordstrom’s for not putting up Christmas decorations until after Thanksgiving!)
So, the long-awaited day finally arrived! The day after Thanksgiving! Christmas music! Decorations!
What tradition or activity of the Christmas season do you anxiously await each year? Please share in the comment section below!
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