Christmas no longer brings me joy.
There, I said it.
The sad, but true, realization hit me when I heard the first holiday song and saw the first Christmas display in October. Too soon!
By the time Thanksgiving rolled around, I was done. My family talked of trees and lights and ornaments and gifts and I sat with my arms crossed, cringing.
I feel your pain, Suri Cruise.
The 'maul', the traffic, the crowds, mean & pushy people, kids that run amok, the parents who let their kids run amok, the lines that trail down an aisle to the back of the store, the music - good grief, the music. Ugh. I can't take another Christmas song. I. Just. Can't.
The Christmas season does have a few redeeming qualities: Elf, Christmas lights display at Candy Cane Lane in Woodland Hills CA, my mom's once-a-year Dunking Platters cookies, and Peppermint Bark.
Despite my rant, I sincerely wish you a wonderful holiday season. May your days be merry and bright!