Listen, over eager people of the world.
I am NOT READY for Christmas yet.
It was just hardly Halloween a week ago. How can you possibly with any good conscience already be eager to throw yourselves into the Holiday season? What about the other Holidays? Like, oh, I don't know, THANKSGIVING?!
I hear ya, You think its hard to get excited for Thanksgiving. False. Let me build you up here with
6 GOOD REASONS YOU SHOULD BE MORE EXCITED FOR THANKSGIVING RIGHT NOW.
1. Food. Holy cow, this one's obvious. EVERYONE freaking loves food. I know I do. Even on the occasions I forget to eat, once I do, I remember how much I love food. And Thanksgiving is basically all about food. What's not to like?
2. Black Friday. I know you all look forward to this. Every single terrifying Wal-Mart patron across the nation looks forward to this day with a voracious and upsetting determination that they carry with them into the store as they stampede through the doors at 4 in the morning. That kind of excitement is fairly contagious, its true. Oh, and Cyber Monday. You know-- the monday after Thanksgiving, when everything online goes on ridiculous sales. Oh, you didn't know about this? Well, you're welcome. You now have access to kajillions of wunderbar deals via the internets. You owe me.
3. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!!!! HOLY COW I AM SO PUMPED FOR THIS ASKLGJEWHOSDNFVRGJK. I kid you not. I have watched this parade every year for I cannot tell you how many years. Possibly since I was born. I don't know. Ask my mom. But I freaking love the Parade. The Broadway numbers, the random popstars, the freakin huge balloons... Whats not to like? Its stinking wonderful, and like, 50% of why I love Thanksgiving.
4. Traditions. I look forward to my family's Thanksgiving traditions every year! Like, we always go see a movie on Thanksgiving. My Dad brings up the Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. The Holiday decorations get chunked up all around our house. Even though I'm in Utah, I still find a way to participate in the bidness of traditions. Two years ago, when I was in Utah for Thanksgiving, I went with my great aunt to a movie on Thanksgiving night, and then proceeded to spend the whole next day making tons of paper snowflakes so I could decorate my apartment to be all festive-like. Traditions are pretty much the best thing, um, ever, no matter whether or not you're in close proximity to your family all the time. You can bet I'll be working that, even though I'll be here for Thanksgiving.
5. Family!! Thanksgiving is ALL about da fambly! I adore it! Whether I'm at home in GA, or out here in Mormonland, I still love spending Thanksgiving with family. That could be my own immediate family, or my mom's aunts and uncles and cousins, or my roommate's family, (who are virtually family to me at this point) but either way, Its good times had by all.
6. IT IS NOT CHRISTMAS YET. If there's one thing I learned from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade for years upon years, its that the Christmas season doesn't officially start until Santa Claus appears on his little sleigh and reindeer and junk at the VERY END of the parade. The END of it. COME ON. Respect the tradition and wait it out, kids. Christmas isn't too far away, that may be true. But just have patience, and you will get your time. Until then, enjoy your Turkey Day. For it is much, much closer in the future. Give the bird a chance.