Monday, October 24, 2005

It is Not Too Early

On Saturday, I walked into Bath and Body Works in the mall. I don't normally stop at this store, but I really enjoy their candles and needed to pick up a few. I am so glad that I did. It was beautiful in all of its commerical splendor. Whoever does their design and marketing earns their paycheck because it felt like December 25...even though it was more than two months away. The store literally sparkled. I still only bought the candle that I had intended on buying, but I spent time just walking around and enjoying the displays.

I will never be one of those people who complain how early Christmas starts. Maybe if I loved Halloween I would care how Christmas seems to steal it's thunder, but I encourage the hostile take over of orange and black by the sweeter green and red.

Christmas in October is lovely because it gets your mind working on all of the things I love about the season. I start thinking about Christmas cards, Christmas baking, everything Christmas. I never want to be accused of wishing time away, but I would like to extend the Christmas season into October and have everyone else embrace that idea. This happening is unlikely since Christmas for some is stressful and painful, yet I love everything about it. I try to hold off on the Christmas music until at least November, but Bath and Body Works did not.


Eyes said...

Christmas to me, today, is all commericalisim. It's all about sell, sell, sell. I detest stores that start with items this early.

I think I am quite the opposite of you. It's not that I stress over Christmas or don't like it -- but after 37 years, I may be an odd one hear -- I am sick of the same-old, same-old routine of it. I'm bored with it.

Courtney said...

Hooray to B&B Christmas wonderland! It's all about that carefree magical feeling...

Dree said...

Man - I was all about to write a post bitching about how stores and commercials are trying to sneak Christmas in early. :)

I love everything about Christmas... except for the commercialism. It takes away from the beauty of the season for me. I don't usually start getting into the Christmas mood until Advent starts (4 weeks before Christmas). But I guess I can't avoid it, huh?