The Beginning of January Blues

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Well, tomorrow is it. First off, it’s my birthday (yay..) and more importantly, it’s the last day for the Christmas decorations to be up. On Old Christmas Day (Jan 6th), everything will come down. Of the 365 days in each year, January 6th is my least favourite day.

I. LOVE. Christmas. With all my heart! As soon as November 12th comes along, I have the Christmas music on all of the time and start to prepare for the upcoming Holidays. By December 1st, my house is decorated inside and out!

For the odd skeet out there who think I’ve been taken over by the “commercialism of Christmas”, keep your drawers on! I keep the true meaning of Christmas very real for my family and we have many traditions which help us keep the spirit of Christmas alive.

I love everything about Christmas. Our traditions, midnight mass, the lights on people’s houses, the smiles on everyone’s faces, the excitement of Children, the decorations in my house and the magic of Santa Claus! People are a bit friendlier, families spend more time together…what’s not to love?!

That’s why I get really down when it’s all over. The world becomes a bit more plain, people forget their manners and life goes on. As the old saying goes “I wish everyday could be like Christmas”. At least…I think there’s a saying like that. Maybe a song?

I shouldn’t be too sad I suppose. If this year is anything like last year, my kids will be singing Christmas carols until June.

We Wish You a Merry Christmas and a…STOP IT!!!!

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It has been 66 days since our Christmas tree was taken down.  Christmas day 2014 won’t happen for another 286 days, 3 hours, 8 minutes and 44 seconds…43…42…41.  Despite decorating my children’s rooms for Valentine’s Day and now Easter, despite endless performances of “Let it Go” and despite my desperate pleas…my children refuse to stop singing Christmas carols!!!

Don’t get me wrong, I am the number one fan of Christmas.  Even though it’s so far away, I still find myself looking forward to certain traditions which come up during the holidays.  Christmas carols?  LOVE THEM!!  Once November 12th hits, BAM, carols blasting on my iPhone and in the vehicle.  However right now, I’m trying to gear up for Easter and each time my two kidlets try and start up a sing-along of “Jingle Bells”, I lose my mind!

I have tried everything to get them to stop.  I have downloaded multiple children’s soundtracks, including “Frozen” (their current favorite) that I play during outings in the car.  I regularly play “Galaxy Kids” on the TV radio music channel during playtime.  I’ve tried explaining that Christmas songs are only for Christmas time but they will not be swayed.  Nothing works!

It doesn’t just happen at home.  Oh no, I’m not that lucky.  You name the place and my kids will put on a show for you.  Their favorite place to belt out the holiday tunes is the grocery store, especially when we’re in the lineup.  I’m usually too busy putting groceries on the conveyor belt to politely convince them to sing a different song.  What’s more is that their adoring fans shower them with compliments and applause!  I’m doomed no matter which way I turn!

So maybe it’s time for me to decorate the Christmas tree and set up the nativity scene again.  I just have to start seeing the bright side to all of this.  Come Christmas, I’ll rent out the local theatre and start charging people!  Joy to the World!