Did I Miss Christmas?

A month ago, it seemed {at least to me} all things Christmas, 24/7. Ads. Radio Stations. Television programming. Twinkling lights.Even town and village Christmas decorations.

Then came Thanksgiving. And something changed. Maybe it’s been the geography. After all, Kentucky is not quite the winter wonderland as my northern stops. There is still Christmas — but it’s not 24/7. Life goes on. There are ads, not just the glitz and glitter of Christmastime pitches but everyday advertising as well {or I might be more conscious of them}. You can find all-Christmas radio stations, but other stations are continuing to play their regular playlist, perhaps with a Christmas song or two thrown in. There is always Hallmark and Lifetime for the Christmas fix, although I admit I haven’t watched a Christmas movie since just crossing the Ohio River {Hallmark executives, don’t count this lapse against me}. There are some twinkling light shows around — including one right around the corner — but I don’t see carloads heading there. I’m sure towns and villages have community decorations. Fountain Square Park in downtown Bowling Green, KY, had lights on the trees and festive decorations over the arch … but it was daytime when I visited so I couldn’t appreciate them as much. Even in my son’s residential neighborhood, a circle with close to 100 homes, I haven’t spotted one — not one — even modestly decked out in Christmas attire. I  have spotted some straggling pumpkins, though.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m a Christmas all year long type of guy. But Wednesday I found myself watching the impeachment hearings {yawn, yawn, zzzZZZ} when I could have logged into Hallmark. Even this morning I had the congressional activity and reaction as my background  noise {really! … not political?} instead of a music channel piping in Yuletime music.

I don’t what to make of it. Have I just hit the Christmas wall? Did the season peak too early? Am I alone? Your thoughts?

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Life can be really hard sometimes, really amazing sometimes, uplifting, heartbreaking, thrilling, boring, lame, terrifying, sometimes … sometimes …  sometimes …

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7 Responses to Did I Miss Christmas?

  1. Jim Singh says:

    Joe, I understand once you get below 38 th Parallel it tends to be not as Snowy or glazen with Yuletide. Snow here in NJ , all you really have to do is tap your heels together. No place like Home! No place like Home! Shalom Santa Clause…….Jersey Jim

  2. Bruce says:

    Down here in Florida it doesn’t seem like Christmas either. Lots of green here. No White Christmases this far south. Although, some of the cold weather from up north has come down to Florida. In the mid 40s and low 50s at night.

    Joe, you must be bored if you are watching the political crap. Kind of like watching Ebenezer Scrooge. Bah Humbug. I hope you will be feeling more cheerful soon.

    Bruce

  3. Bruce says:

    Joe, the politicians are like psychic vampires. They will suck the positive energy right out of someone. They will do anything to win an election and remain in power. They all demonize those who have a different view, employ character assassination, I have a four letter word which defines politicians….evil.

  4. José Aparecido dos Reis says:

    Hello, to tell you the truth for now there is no Christmas with so much robbery on top of us and difficult to even think about Christmas. I hope justice is done and it ends as soon as possible. Hugs family Sonia Aparecida Gonçalves Of the kings. SÔNIA APARECIDA GONÇALVES DOS REIS – soniaaparecidagoncalvesdosreis@gmail.com

    Em qui., 5 de dez. de 2019 às 13:55, Father Says… escreveu:

    > wisdomfromafather posted: “A month ago, it seemed {at least to me} all > things Christmas, 24/7. Ads. Radio Stations. Television programming. > Twinkling lights.Even town and village Christmas decorations. Then came > Thanksgiving. And something changed. Maybe it’s been the geography.” >

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