I happened to be in the city on November 1. Of course I stopped for my usual drink as I rolled into town–this season’s red cup had debuted! Then, I flipped through the radio stations to find my holiday favorites had already begun.
Yes, Halloween was less than 24 hours behind us. And, yes, the rush to usher in the holiday season is largely commercial. But, seriously, I don’t mind the holiday spirit.
My husband and daughter both begin their own birthday celebrations and gift lobby at least two months in advance. And, my sister-in-law just finished celebrating what she named “Joe-palooza”, my nephew’s 5th birthday celebration, which included a party for family, one for friends, one at school and a trip to Walmart to cash in the gift cards.
So, I say if it’s okay for us to celebrate our own birthdays for a couple weeks or months then I think it should be more than okay to celebrate the baby Jesus’s birthday beginning on Nov. 1.
I’m in the spirit! I think I will go find the trimmings and get the tree decorated.