This isn't normally like me. I'm feeling out of sorts. Strangely peaceful, happy, excited, and giddy. Some might even call me jolly.
My family is all too well aware that I refuse to put up any Christmas decorations until December has officially started. It seems that each fall I push the pause button and refuse to move on too quickly after Thanksgiving. You see, I love my fall decorations, I love Thanksgiving, and I believe each holiday deserves its own proper celebration. October is for Halloween. November is for Thanksgiving. And December is for Christmas.
This year, however, I am itching to celebrate Christmas. I want snowmen all over my house. I want my nativity scene and angels set up outside. I want garland to trickle down the railing on my stairwell. I want to set up both of our Christmas trees. I want to watch all of my favorite Christmas movies and cartoons while snuggled in close to my family. I want to listen to classic Christmas songs while we all sit around pulling out the ornaments and decorating our trees.
Something has got a hold of me. I am in the mood for Christmas. I don't know if it is because I have the majority of my Christmas shopping done already, or because I have been a generally contented, happy person for the past few weeks. Whatever it is, I'm feeling merry.
I may not decorate my house for a couple of days yet but my blog is already decked out in Christmas goodness. I usually change my background for winter but I never change my header. This year, however, I was just feeling it. The pic is from last year, but I think it still works. What do you think?
Are you with me? Are you feeling the Christmassy love, or are you still stuck on pause?