I am one of 'those' people. You know the type, humming holiday tunes starting the week before Thanksgiving, finding ways to work the words Santa, gifts and big day into every conversation and decorating almost every square inch of our home in Christmas paraphernalia. I am in love with the infectious excitement of the holiday season and think it should last for the entire month of December.
I do understand that not everyone feels quite the same way that I do about the season, and I try my best to keep my month long excitement to a minimum. Luckily, this seems to be the week that everyone joins me in the fun. Johnny will tell you that I'm the one who cares about decorating the house and putting everything out for the season ( true) but when we got our tree this weekend not only did he pick it out and put the lights on it, he also choose Christmas music for us to listen to while we decorated! ( I love little holiday touches like that!) We watched Mickey's Christmas special and Elf and enjoyed a quiet weekend in our happy holiday home.
Luckily it seems Johnny isn't the only one who caught my holiday fever. I found a friend at work has taken to playing the Frank Sinatra Pandora music station non-stop, and even the lady in the toll booth this morning was uncharacteristically nice this morning. I know that by this time next week the joy of the season will be coming to a close, but I'm not sure I'll ever be ready for it to leave. I love some good old fashioned holiday cheer!