Some years all the early Christmas hoopla gets on my nerves. The commercials starting just after Halloween, hearing Christmas music on the radio before Thanksgiving, and seeing Santa at the mall in early November can really get the blood bubbling.
But this year, I kind of don’t mind. If I allow myself to look past the commercialism of the holiday, all that often annoying stuff can be sweet. Those sappy commercials, well, some of them are kind of heart-warming. The music is nostalgic and wonderful. The lights and trees are beautiful.
Maybe this change of heart is because The Boy is old enough to really enjoy unwrapping presents, decorating cookies, and reading Christmas stories. Maybe it’s because I might actually have a little bit of time to enjoy the Christmas wrapping and baking that comes with the season.
You know what, I don’t even care why. I’m not going to ruin this Christmas spirit I’m feeling with over analyzing it. So bring on the music, the lights, and the cheer! I’m into it this year, and I’m going to live it up while it lasts!