I guess it was inevitable. When the U.S. Thanksgiving ended, Christmas CDs were slammed into mall sound systems across North America. And now with the snow starting to fly, it is in fact beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
Every year around this time we have an internal debate: do I put up the Christmas tree or not? Actually, it's not always exclusively internal either. Sometimes actual arguing is involved.
It's a lot of work, but we've come to agree that, despite the disarray it causes in the house and the labour involved in putting it up, it does make the house feel more "Christmassy." And since this is our first Christmas in this house, we've decided to bite the bullet this year and trim the tree.
Yay (he says sarcastically).Something to look forward to this weekend.
Oh well, at least when it's done we can sit by the fire, light the tree, and enjoy a glass of wine as the holiday spirit washes over us. Then, on the day after, we can head out to the mall to buy presents!