I have a confession.
A dirty, terrible, embarrassing confession.
I listened to Christmas music the beginning of Thanksgiving week.
Not the day after Thanksgiving.
Not even Thanksgiving evening.
I blared "Holly Jolly Christmas" in my car after work and, with no remorse, summoned my inner Burl Ives and bellowed my deepest "It's the most wonderful time of the yeaauuuur"....
For once, I'm actually really REALLY excited for the holiday season.
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I'm ready for the chaos and explosion of lights and tinsel and glitter that sends the old year off into a blaze of bedazzled, holly-covered glory. I'm excited for the local neighborhoods to be covered in clumps of Christmas lights and giant inflatable holiday characters. I'm thrilled at the idea of matching pajama sets and artificially flavored gingerbread things and giggling every time I decorate the tree with, A-HUH, "shiny balls."
The crazier thing? It's for no particular reason at all.
No travels, no big events, no special guests.
I think it may be that I didn't really get to experience much football cheer this year (yes, here in the south, it's a holiday season of it's own). Halloween, too, came and went so quickly I didn't have time to get excited about candy and costumes. I've got a backlog of festive vibes and I'm almost nervous I'll be a hurricane of garland and bells and pine-scented centerpieces, soaring through the starry sky in my velvet and fur-trimmed ensemble.
And for my longtime readers,you know I dread the holiday season.
I loathe the crowds and spectacles of mass consumerism and I'm really creeped out by mall Santas.
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I'm excited that John & I get to start our own holiday traditions and have our first Christmas as our own little family, thus beginning my downward spiral into the 10th level of Christmas insanity where I find Christmas sweaters with knitted scenes of snowmen and reindeer stylish.
I'm okay with it.
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In other words, I'm going a little more Cindy Lou-Who over Scrooge this year.
Hugs & High Fives,