It’s already mid-November.
Thanksgiving is ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!!!
How did that happen?
Five weeks after that, it’s Christmas!!
Have you even thought about Christmas shopping? I haven’t! Not in the least bit.
My sister sent me her “wish list” the other night and asked me what I wanted. My first reaction? MORE TIME!
We all say it every year: “the holidays start earlier every year”, but I don’t know why we’re so surprised, we know it’s coming.
Red and green decorations started making their debut the day after Halloween.
We received our first holiday card BEFORE Halloween. Can you say anal? Truth be told, I’m more than a little jealous.
For the most part, I enjoy seeing festive decorations at the mall and the holiday merchandise at the super market and I don’t even mind hearing Christmas songs in doctors offices or elevators, but the pressure that comes with the decor and the music just makes me think about all the things I need to do to get ready for the holidays.
And then I get cranky.
I spent an hour on our holiday card yesterday and finally got so frustrated with trying to find the perfect photo and the right words, I had to give up and go for a walk instead. I don’t know about you, but a walk always helps me clear my head of all the junk rattling around.
Donned in tank top and cropped yoga pants (it’s still 70 degrees in Southern California in November), I listened to what will soon become one of my favorite holiday albums, Michael Bublé’s Christmas.
I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Bublé in concert and think he is just dreamy so I knew the album would deliver!
Bublé’s voice is smooth as silk as he belts out 14 traditional Christmas songs and one original that he and his piano player wrote called Cold December Night.
As I sang along to Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, all of a sudden I had visions of tree trimming and envelope addressing, present wrapping and multiple trips to Target on my mind. Listening to this album was exactly what I needed to kick start my holiday mood.
In the spirit of the gift giving season and as a gentle reminder to truly enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays instead of them driving you crazy with a “To Do” list a mile long, I would like to give away TWO copies of Michael Bublé’s Christmas CD.
All you have to do is leave a comment below telling me your favorite Christmas carol. Simple, right?
Two winners will be selected at random on Monday, November 28, 2012. Winners will be notified via e-mail and/or Twitter.
Happy holidays, everyone and good luck!