Rules of Seasonality

I realize that Starbucks has had the red cups since the 10th, because they always start the red cups on the 10th, but they’re a cafe, and allowed to break the rules. However, there are people on my street with Christmas lights up already, and Denny’s is playing nonstop Christmas songs, and while I do like the seasonal stylings of Bing, Perry, Rosemary and Nat, flipping to All Christmas All the Time before the day after Thanksgiving is a serious infraction.

Actually Denny’s in and of itself is a serious infraction, and I’m still trying to decide if their white tree is retro-chic or merely repugnant.

And yeah, okay, I still have my ceramic ghosties on the mantel, but, this is allowed, because they don’t just represent Halloween, they represent harvest, the death of summer, and the onset of winter, as well as (on Saturday) the ghosts of NaNo – past, present, and future. But I’m taking them down Thursday, and while I might decorate the outside of the house (well, make Fuzzy do it) on Friday, before then? No. Nothing. Not Christmassy, anyway.

Cuz that would be against the rules.

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4 thoughts on “Rules of Seasonality

  1. Yup, it’s just not right to decorate for christmas before thanksgiving! Altho…I’ll admit to enjoying a christmas song or two on the radio station that just went all christmas for the season recently!

  2. I usually don’t get around to putting up Xmas lights until December 1st or 2nd. Maybe this year I’ll manage to do it in November–but it’s not likely.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Melissa!

  3. That’s one of the nice things about not having Thanksgiving over here. We’ve got plenty of places with decorations up already, and the towns and villages are all getting their stuff up for their little “Light Up The Town” ceremonies, so there’s a bunch of wreaths and stars and such hanging off light poles though not lit … yet.

    And only the Grinches care.

  4. …I didn’t mean to make that sound like I was calling you a Grinch; I know you’re not. Must not post comments before caffiene. -.-;

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