till it happens in your heart

19 October 2005

Dearly Beloved[1]
we are gathered here to today to tell Christmas to fuck off. It may sound harsh, Christmas after all, is the season of goodwill, harmony and other lovely-jubbly feelings, but, and this fact may surprise some of you, it is only October. Yes. October. Not even November yet, never mind December.

And so, I say to Next, with your Christmas trees in the window, Oi! You! NO! Hula Hoops are round, they’ll… Oops, wrong line. Where was I? Ah yes, Christmas is in December. Not November, and never October.

I have no problem with those “help needed for Xmas rush” signs. That’s just planning ahead. But although saying that there are only 95448 minutes til Christmas[2] makes me feel I should go shopping, in reality that is shitloads of time. More than two whole months.

It isn’t even Hallowe’en yet, you know.

You may have decorations on display Marks and Spencer but I aint decorating. I hereby propose that Christmas, and all mention of this holiday season of good cheer be verboten. Ver-fucking-boten. At least until mid November[3] All in favour, say Aye. All opposed, well, I don’t wanna hear from you.


  1. and any random strangers passing by
  2. yes, this is already wrong. Feeling the urge to shop yet are we?
  3. okay, that is asking alot, after Hallowe’en then?

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12 Responses

  1. anne says:

    Aye. Oh aye. (also, can we just forever forget about Valentine's Day? Like, forever?)

  2. anne says:

    And my details are just not remembered. Not even by the pop-up thingy. And I thought pop-ups were my friends. So, yeah, Christmas. No.

  3. Fence says:

    Hmmm, maybe this theme has no memory? And I don't understand the php code-y things that wp uses. But you should be able to register, and then, once I've approved you, stay logged in and be remembered. Maybe. Don't want to raise any expetations.

  4. weenie says:

    Hear hear! By the time it's December, I'm totally fed up with Christmas. Bah humbug!

  5. NineMoons says:

    I think it remembers me now….

  6. sally says:

    The Christmas stuff is always early…and it makes me anti-Christmas! I can't get Christmasy until AFTER Thanksgiving. ..no matter what they do!

  7. Fence says:

    I'll be celebrating Thanksgiving this year. Well, not so much celebrating as staying in bed :) Work for an american place so get it off.

  8. LIveWiRe says:

    I totally agree. And it's getting worse every year!

  9. Misty says:

    I agree too! I like Christmas, but NOT in the middle of September! After the end of November it's ok though.

  10. Fence says:

    Oh I like Christmas too. Just not the idea of a three month long Christmas. Maybe I'd change my mind if I got time off work (paid though) and presents all the time?

  11. banzai cat says:

    Heh. Good thing you guys don't live in this country. Christmas begins September, no ifs and buts about it. Sometimes the Christmas songs even run smack dab against the Halloween decorations in the malls.

  12. Fence says:

    The horror Banzai. The horror!