For me no other color says Christmas better than red. I admit that Christmas used to be my favorite time of the year, but over the last decade or so I lost my love of Christmas. Don't misunderstand, I haven't lost my love of the reason for the holiday, just all the commercialism and irreverence that has become so pervasive where this holiday is concerned.
I guess the thing that ticks me off the most is everything now seems to jump from Halloween directly into Christmas with no consideration for Thanksgiving. Why can't Christmas be the way I remember it from childhood? Then, the Christmas season did not start until after Thanksgiving. The weekend after Thanksgiving was when you went downtown for the lighting of the city tree, viewing the lights and shop windows on main street.
The whole season gets started so early these days that it has all lost its excitement by the time the day actually arrives. Well, I seem to get burned out on all the decorations and music that assaults me every place I go.
Heck, even my Christmas cactus wants to get an early start this year. It began blooming several weeks ago and is about played out already.
Since all those ACLU folks have started their war on traditional holiday decorations on government property, the corner by city hall where the nativity scene used to be displayed is now planted in holly instead.
Even our city street department has gotten into the habit of having every lamp post in town decorated and lit by the first day of November.
Yep, why can't Christmas be the way I remember it from childhood.
I am linking this post to Ruby Tuesday and Rednesday.
Mary at "Work of the Poet" hosts Ruby Tuesday. Rednesday is a Wednesday meme hosted by Sue at "It's a Very Cherry World." Both memes are dedicated to the color red. To join the fun or just check out what Red others are excited to share visit Mary and her friends at Ruby Tuesdayand Sue and her friends from Rednesday