Stringing Up The Lights Et Al.
posted Sep 26 2013 10:00PM
It won't be long until the holiday season lasts all year. Even now, before September is even over, I'm beginning to see Christmas lights out on houses. If you are one of those who is already in the spirit, I mean no offense,
I just don't get it.
When I was a kid I recall the lights started to go up in late November, usually after Thanksgiving. For me that association usually indicated the beginning of the holiday season. But over the years the sighting of the first lights has creeped backwards little by little until the sight of them in October became commonplace.
And now, apparently, people are putting them out in September. Or turning them on, in some cases. I know some people leave them out all year long, which I've never really understood, either. It seems like it could be a fire hazard or something. But I digress.
I'm all in favor of getting into the holiday spirit. And if you want to stretch that season out for three and a half months, more power to you. But like I said, I don't get it. Personally, I'm lazy. You will not see any decorations of any kind at my residence. Not for any holiday. Why bother? I'm rarely there on holidays anyway.
In any case, I anticipate the day wil come, and probably soon, in which the lights and decorations are a commonplace all-year affair, and kids will be asking why Santa is so often depicted in snowy settings. The more things change, the more different they are. That's a thing, right? Cheers.