In late September, I dropped in to a local garden centre. A staff member was busy putting up a Christmas display. I looked at her in alarm and said, “Ahhhhhhh!!!!!!”
In September, people. September. It’s not acceptable.
A few weeks before November 11, a photo made its way around Facebook:
Do we really have to remind people to be respectful?
One of the local radio stations has gone all-Christmas, all the time. It’s too much, too early. Not to mention that, to fill the air time weeks and weeks before Christmas, they drag out every mundane, or just plain terrible, song ever written about Santa and Ho-ho-ho.
It’s November, people. Stop!
By the time Christmas rolls around, I am so tired of the false cheer, the terrible music, the relentlessness of it all, I find it hard to enjoy the season.
I have shields up, deflectors in place. I need to wait. I need more time.
Please allow me some peace.