Christmas? Bring It!
Normally by Thanksgiving, I would have been on my "don't start Christmas too soon" tirade for a month and a half. I can only deal with holiday music starting on Thanksgiving night and decorated homes after Dec. 1. (And forget about Christmas items in stores before then!) But 2012 has been a tough year in many ways, and I actually found myself humming "We Need a Little Christmas" way back in August. So I accepted when my neighbors invited me to stand outside in the dark on Thanksgiving and marvel at the lighted snowmen, trees and even a Christmas pig they had erected on their front lawn.