Saturday, October 24, 2009

One Holiday At A Time Please!

I love October.  I love the chill in the air, I love digging out my nice sweaters and scarves, I love watching the leaves change and, ultimately, I love Halloween.  I have always loved Halloween.  Even as a kid I would check the tv listings and write down when all my favorite specials were coming on.  It seems to me like those lasted all month!  Now it seems most people cannot wait for Halloween to be over!  The shop have already started to put Halloween merchandise on sale in order to shift it out for their ever growing Christmas stock.  I don't need to see tiny plastic reindeer next to my bloody severed hand, or red and green marring my orange and black!  Don't get me wrong - I love the Christmas season too, but let me enjoy one holiday before forcing me to move on to the next!!  Our consumerist culture simply pushes us to buy buy buy, moving quickly from one holiday to the next so that we do not lose our momentum and stop for even a minute to enjoy the time that we have. 



Rue said...

I agree completely! I don't want to see a hint of Christmas until November!

Wendy Hawksley said...


People keep talking about Christmas, to which I respond, "Tell Christmas to back the F off!!!"

PhoenixWitch said...

It is really sad that Halloween is not getting the respect it deserves and even more sad that Remembrance day (November 11th)- a day to remember and thank our veterans and those currently serving overseas, is being passed over in order to extend the holiday shopping season.

DeinaM said...

I try to post a comment on here, and I keep getting errors -- this time is's gotta work! :) Anyway - I agree, but I will be decorating my Yule tree with Zombies. After reading The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore, zombies will be a part of my Yule decorations!

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