So with the combination of so many holidays, will someone ever come up with a new greeting or name for this
mess new thing? Seems like retailers are co-mingling (boy does that sound bad!) Halloween ghosts, witches and assorted hobgoblins with mangers, angels, stars and Christmas trees - not to mention that somewhere in that are turkeys, pumpkins, and Thanksgiving themed decor. It didn't help too much this year since Thanksgiving seemed to fall "early" in November. Add all that with Texas weather - which changes each hour of every day - and you don't have a clue what season it is let alone what holiday you are celebrating! So how does your family celebrate Hallow-Thanks-Christ-giving-een-mas (herein referred to as HTCGEM)? Does your Christmas tree have pumpkins and turkeys as ornaments? Do you give out Santa shaped cookies in Trick or Treat Bags? Does a Hobgoblin sit atop your Christmas Tree? Does your family wear costumes as you Carol to the home-bound and nursing home residents? Do you sing "The Harvest Song" hymn during Christmas Eve services? Will November 1st start becoming known as Black Friday as more and more people start their Christmas shopping a month earlier?
Well - all of that is enough to give a person a splitting headache, nagging backache, flaming stomachache, etc.! One thought - let's keep each holiday separate! No trees or Christmas decorations in October! No turkeys or thoughts of green-bean casseroles until after Halloween! No putting up outside twinkly lights until after Thanksgiving! And please - for goodness sakes - no Christmas in July!
And that, Dear Readers, is my opinion!