Friday, 21 November 2014

Five on Friday | The Christmas Edit

I love Christmas
It really is the most wonderful time of the year.
This year will be extra wonderful because of who we will be with and where we will be.
What I'm not a fan of is signs of Christmas appearing in the summer (a national greetings cards chain were selling Christmas cards in August ...) or any time before early December, really.  (I know I'm a hypocrite, having already waxed lyrically about the wrapping paper on sale in the Store of Utter Gorgeousness.)  
So you can imagine my dismay at what has happened to our local shopping centre and seemingly overnight.
1) Tasteful? Um, no, I don't think so.
2) The pop-up calendar store has appeared and is selling calendars featuring bands I've never heard of.
3) What on earth has Kermit got to do with Christmas?  And what kind of people buy cards for their pets?  To my mind, both are wrong, but I know that I am frequently considered old-fashioned.
4) The ubiquitous Christmas jumpers are available.  Some are tasteful.  Some are downright awful.
5) Choirs of school children singing Christmas Carols?  No, thank you.
I love Christmas.
It really is the most wonderful time of the year.
But not in November.
Disclaimer: all opinions are my own and are no way intended to cause offence to anyone who happens to read this blog post.

9 comments:

Abi said...

This made me chuckle Ruth because I feel the same way about many of these things. The christmas card for the pet made me laugh out loud. How crazy! I try and resist christmas things until December the 1st!

Sian said...

if those kids are out singing carols now, then they've probably been practising since October. The poor things!

scrappyjacky said...

I can't believe kids are singing carols in November....how awful!!!
I totally agree about cards for animals....a bit sad actually.
Ruth....I'm sorry....I don't believe you've never heard of One Direction!!!!

Liz said...

Christmas shouldn't start till December!! Fact 😁. They haven't even had Thanksgiving here yet and there is a 10 ft inflatable Santa in a neighbours front garden!! Eek. My Decorations go up the Saturday after mums birthday. So there 😛

Liz said...

Just realised the jumper I like is the Monsoon one!! always did have good taste 😄

helena said...

I agree December 1st is early enough for all things Christmas - the poor serving staff in my local costa were telling me they have to wear their Christmas uniform for 7 weeks!!

Missus Wookie said...

A friend told me that coffee next week was tricky as the end of term/Christmas stuff was already in full swing. Carol concert Thursday evening so extra rehearsals are necessary.

Nov 30th is the beginning of Advent and I'm happy to wait until then thanks.

debs14 said...

I'm with you, christmas is in December, let's start the preparations in that month! There are rather a lot of Christmas jumpers on sale this year aren't there?

Alison said...

As you know, I start Chistmas early, but Carol singing in malls already!?.....and that really IS a tacky tree!! Xx