Aidan is pulling me to the dark side.
I used to be a firm believer that all holidays are magical and Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas all get their respective months and should not bleed into one another. Aidan however being from the UK and a total unThankful heathen does not celebrate Thanksgiving and therefore he is perfectly happy to start blasting Jingle Bells on November 1st. NO!
I’m not debating that Christmas isn’t the most wonderful time of year or not a shoe in for best Holiday. But Thanksgiving deserves its day, too. Thanksgiving is great because it’s a day to spend with your family without worrying about the gift you bought them, it’s a day to be lazy and just lay around watching football with your cousins, it’s a day to help your grandma bake pie, or help your aunt set up centerpieces. It’s one day that we get to just BE with our families. And I take that very seriously.
Last year I was a Christmas music nazi to Aidan; I didn’t want to have my heart leap at the souds of Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, I didn’t want one fa lala or jingle bell to grace my ears until AFTER Thanksgiving. He could listen to whatever he wanted in his earbuds, but not out loud! This year i’m loosing my resolve. He’s pulling me to the dark side, like I said. He has got me accidentally listening to my Christmas Pandora, he keeps claiming certain things (it snowed) means that it’s “CHRISTMAS TIME” even though it’s still November; but it’s hard to ignore all that excitement and so I find myself getting into the Christmas spirit early this year, too.
It also probably doesn’t help that it’ll just be me and Aidan for Thanksgiving this year (plus some NY friends!). I can’t afford to go home for Thanksgiving and Christmas so for me Christmas was more important. I know I just made Aidan’s point…