Thursday, August 21, 2008

dashing through the snow...

Today we were at my parent's house and were looking through my mom's box of children's books. I pulled out one to read to Cam and realized it was a Christmas book. The book was basically pictures put to the words of "Jingle Bells". Just reading those words got me all excited. I love Christmas (I know, most people do so it's not like I think I'm unique!). There has been much debate with my friends over the years as to the appropriate time to start listening to Christmas music. For me, I say the day after Halloween I'm game. Jen thinks that is far too early. But let's be honest, we only get a short amount of time per year to listen, so why not stretch it out much as possible? I recently saw Christmas decor at Costco and it is only August. I'm not advocating listening this soon, but my point is that there are probably people who are worse than I. When is too early for Christmas music in your opinion???

9 comments:

Jen said...

Kelly...you're correct! The day after Halloween is a bit too early in my opinion! I say the day after Thanksgiving! I know the time span is short to listen but with so few songs, I find myself getting burned out if I listen too early! Also, I like to enjoy one holiday at a time! But...listen away! Just not yet! :)

Team Harry said...

I just saw Christmas stuff out at Hobby Lobby!! Im soooo not ready to even think about Christmas...
I get burnt out on Christmas music easy. So I think right after Thanksgiving is good enough!!

Anonymous said...

This is funny. I love Christmas music, and listen to it periodically throughout the whole year. Just today, I was having a hard afternoon and James put on my favorite Christmas songs to cheer me up. Now, I don't listen non-stop but every now and then works for me. :)

I do feel different about Christmas decorations being set out so early. That's a shame!

Bonnie said...

oops - I just left that comment.

susan said...

I was going to write EXACTLY what Bonnie wrote - so I don't have to now. Ditto, ditto.

You forgot to mention that when we were little, you wanted me to call you "Christmas" instead of "Kelly" because you loved the holiday so much. And of course I didn't oblige - big sisters don't bow to the silly whims of little sisters.

Robert and Liz Crews said...

I just saw a Christmas movie on tv last week and I was very excited, Robert not so much! I can listen to Christmas music all year, Robert gets burnt out in the first week, I usually have it on continuously the day after Thanksgiving...Liz

Mom said...

Uh, I don't understand, Susan. How could James put on Christmas music to cheer you up when he's in California and you're in Germany?

Well, anyway, I usually wait until around Thanksgiving to start listening, too.

That was a good blog question, Christmas. (See, moms oblige their kids' silly whims even if big sisters don't.)

susan said...

Ha mom, I thought about that later. Yes, I echo everything Bonnie wrote except for the James part. He's never done a stinkin' thing for me! =)

Jana said...

Next time you see us, ask Matt how strongly he feels about Christmas... you probably already know. Let's just say he likes to get through Thanksgiving day as quickly as possible so he can start decorating. And don't even ask him how early he starts listening to Christmas music...