". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Too Soon

I have never been one of those who complains about Christmas merchandise popping up in stores this time of year. I get it. It's fall, after all. People are starting to make their Christmas shopping lists and think about their holiday activities with family. Some of my OVERACHIEVING friends are already working on Christmas cards. And it takes retailers time to transition from one season to the next. They can't change their store inventories and decorating themes overnight. So I get it.

But come on. This morning on my walk I saw a house in my neighborhood with one of those electric, light-up Christmas trees already placed in the yard. REALLY? ARE YOU SERIOUS? I'm not big on Halloween. But whatever happened to pumpkins and mums and scarecrows? I'll even put up with your witches and ghosts (although I personally dislike spooky/creepy Halloween decorations). But please, can we hold off on the Yuletide decking of the halls (and yards) until, say, at least November?


Elephantschild said...

Oh, dear.

I think it's A LITTLE EARLY to put up Christmas stuff.

Unless... are you sure it wasn't a "Halloween Tree" with orange lights? I've seem those in the stores.

Cheryl said...

A Halloween tree?

I have never heard of such a thing. I will have to take another walk and see if I can ascertain whether or not that is what we have here.

A Halloween tree. How can you tell it from a Christmas tree? Orange & black lights?