I may have mentioned in my earlier Thanksgiving post that I would likely have a rant about how my favorite holiday is getting squeezed out by high retail driving holidays Halloween and Christmas. I actually thought I was going to make it all the way through the Thanksgiving holiday this year without a rant. I was sooooo close. But then it happened.
I was in bed this morning all a’snooze when my alarm clock went off. I hate to wake to a buzz or beeping so I set my alarm go turn the radio on. What is the first thing that I hear this morning? The Little Drummer Boy. I went from zero to craptastic in 2.3 seconds. It started of low and then started to grow...(shamelessly stolen from Dr. Suess) “no, No, NO, NO, NO!” I wailed, as I swung my palm around, batting at my alarm clock wildly, trying to make the Christmas music stop.
Please do understand that I have nothing against Christmas music, in its proper time and place. I don’t want to hear it in March, I don’t want to hear it in July and I certainly don’t want to hear it warbling out of my alarm clock the week before Thanksgiving. Seriously, people, you only have to wait one more week. Would it have been that hard? Yes, I know that Christmas is a retail driver....BUT and that’s a big but, could the program directors at the radio stations not at least have the decency to wait and allow us the opportunity, as a culture, to give thanks for our many blessings that will allow us to go forth into our favorite retailers starting next Friday spending money and running up our personal debt with the abandon of a junkie in a DEA evidence locker.
*Deep breath* Rant over. My solution to being bombarded with Christmas music before I am ready? Pandora and iTunes radio. As well as my iTunes library. All the music I like, all the time. I’ll start listening to some Christmas music about mid-December because that is all the tolerance I have for it.
Okay, so I’m also late on my ABC’s of thankfulness. So let’s get caught up. Last time was Nov. 15 and we got through O.
P - Play time. I am thankful that in my life I can make time for playing. I play with my kids, I play on my computer, I play with Darling Husband. I was going to tell you to get your minds out of the gutters, but we do that too. *blush*
Q - Quiche. I love quiche. It’s eggs and cheese and other really yummy stuff in a pie shell? Does it get any better? I think not. I may have to make one this weekend.
R - Roof. I am so thankful to have a roof over my head, epecially when I know that so many don’t. This goes sort of hand in hand with my next one.
S - Safety. I and extremely thankful that because we have a roof over our heads I don’t have to worry about my children’s safety at night because I know they are all snuggled safely in their beds.
How do you feel about Christmas music pre-Thanksgiving?