Sunday, November 26, 2006

Day #26 - Just 29 Days Until Christmas!

When I was a kid, Halloween was my favorite holiday. I drew untold numbers of little pumpkins & jack-o-lanterns from kindergarten on. There were a number of reasons why Halloween was a shoo-in for my favorite:
  1. My birthday was in October (still is, for that matter).
  2. You got to dress up (I was a witch for like five straight years).
  3. There was candy involved!
However, I always loved the Christmas traditions as well. I loved those nights in December when it got dark early, which meant we could turn on the lights on the tree sooner. I would lie on the floor under the tree in our family room. My mother would be making dinner in the kitchen & the dog would usually be lying next to me. I would stare up at the twinkly lights & familiar ornaments. Even at a young age, I was enthralled.

I believe that Thanksgiving always gets short shrift, so I've avoided getting excited about Christmas until now. But, now, baby - it's on! I've taken my Christmas decorations down from their perch in the closet & tomorrow night will be dedicated to putting them up. I've started eying local Christmas tree places & planning what night I'll pick one up. I've yielded to listening to the local radio station that has played Christmas carols since Halloween. :) Time to be a kid again, everyone!


Miss Browneyedgirlie said...

Looking forward to it myself, but I can't start the countdown in earnest until the semester is over - 10 days to go!

Sarah said...

woo hoo!! i took down all the fall decorations in my apartment yesterday and put up all the christmas ones. i love it!