Halloween is the New Christmas
A few weeks before Halloween, the stores are filled with Jack-O’-Lanterns, costumes, candy and all things pumpkin spice. ( Pumpkin spice ice cream, creamers, bagels and more..) But, like three or four days before Halloween, BOOM! Everything goes on sale and Christmas decorations are being stocked on the shelves, advertising lay-away plans and Santa’s arrival. When did Halloween become the new Christmas?
And, where is Thanksgiving? Oh sure, there’s a few Pilgrim pictures up, lots of turkeys and a cornucopia thrown in for good measure, but, basically that’s it. The most unbelievable yet is that Sirius Radio began their Christmas Music station on November 1st. I hadn’t even eaten the last of the Halloween candy.
Hurry up!!! Be thankful! But, more important….Be Good! Be Nice! And avoid the ‘Naughty List’ at all cost. Yikes! I’m beginning to feel that stress creeping up…..hurry, hurry, “It’s” almost here!
Let’s make a pact to slow down. Let’s finish that last fun-size Snicker bar. Let’s make a gratitude list and name everyone and everything we are grateful for. More importantly, let’s calm that outward hype to start the mad countdown to Christmas. Let’s at least stop and smell the pumpkin spice! Is anyone with me?