I go over this every year don’t I?

by statia on November 14, 2005

Friday night, I headed over to one of our coworkers houses (well, technically only my coworker now since the meester no longer works here) to hang out with his very pregnant wife, who was due with their stubborn child on November 3rd. How this woman is keeping her sanity in check, I’ll never know. I headed over there to help her out with their 22 month old son, Ethan and keep her company. I can honestly say that she’s one of the only pregnant woman that it truly hasn’t bothered me that she’s pregnant. I haven’t played the avoidance card with them because they’ve become great friends of ours. But that’s not where this is going.

I’m driving home, flipping through the stations like a man with a remote (my disdain for the radio causes me to do this) when I hear a fucking radio station playing Christmas music, before Thanksgiving. I think I’ve ranted about this for the past two years. I swear to god the minute I heard that music on the radio, I nearly went into convulstions right there, and almost veered off the road. Yeah, sure I do my Christmas shopping early, but not because I’m happy fucking festive Christmas girl. It’s because I can’t stand the crowds at Christmas. People are just insane, the malls are packed and there hasn’t been the traditional drunk Christmas shopping trip, wherein I ruin one of my best friends lives by telling her that her birthstone isn’t actually amethyst, it is in fact alexandrite. Her mother led her to believe that all these years and I was the one that had to pull the rug out from under her. Real friends tell eachother what their real birthstone is. Sometimes it’s ugly, but really, it goes along the same lines as “do these pants make me look fat?” It’s your pact to tell the truth.

So this Christmas before Thanksgiving business is for shit. I can’t digest anything Christmas before Thanksgiving. I just can’t and it pisses me off that they feel the need to play Christmas music this early. I don’t hate the holidays. I never have, but I like to celebrate Thanksgiving without having to worry about the dog drinking out of the tree stand.

And you know what? If that makes me a grinch, than color me fucking green and call me a mean one. I don’t care. I don’t like my corn mixed in with my mashed potatoes and I don’t like my Christmas mixed in with my Thanksgiving.


Merrin November 14, 2005 at 6:25 pm

Testify, Sistah! But I can one-up you: I work retail. That means I have to put up with all those people. And I hate people.

Pamela November 14, 2005 at 8:54 pm

I’m glad I’m not the only one to blow a micro-chip.
It has started here too, in Lilliputia, and I am SO NOT READY!
Riding my bike home to see blinking lights and snowmen…
I can’t take it…

KB November 14, 2005 at 9:09 pm

Here, here! I drove pass a street musician in the shopping plaza playing Christmas music on Friday night. It took everything in me not to stop and blow my horn in distain. You’re not mean. You’re just logical.

PaintingChef November 15, 2005 at 9:21 am

AMEN! Its like every year it gets a little worse. I actually saw some Christmas shit up BEFORE HALLOWEEN! Eventually its all going to get swallowed up by Santa Claus and a freaking tree.

April November 15, 2005 at 9:44 am

Last week, we’re out to dinner, and I can hear the faint sounds of christmas songs. Completely ruined dinner. Bah! The big box retailers have had the stuff out since August.


Lenni November 15, 2005 at 11:57 am

B101 finally got the hint about that and played a message that said “we received your feedback that christmas music before thanksgiving sucks, so we’re waiting.” THANK GOODNESS!

Donna November 16, 2005 at 12:02 pm

I’m with you too! One holiday at a time please. It’s bad enough that Santa shows up at the end of the Thanksgiving Day parade, I always hated that. This shit is just ridiculous.

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