Is it Halloween or Christmas?

Sandy and I observe Halloween somewhat different than the average household, I guess.  With our youngest being 15 and the trick or treat days well behind us, we pull out the lawn chairs, sit at the front door and pass out candy to all the little ones.   We love it!!  However, we only celebrate Halloween from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

After that…IT’S ON!!  And I am talking about the Christmas lights!!  At 8:01 every October 31st Christmas begins at our house.  It takes a few days to get all of the decorations up, but at the very least the Christmas tree is lit up and the wreath is on the door.

If you think this is strange, weird, or crazy, you are not alone.  I hear about it every year, “why so early”?   My family loves the Christmas season so much and we want to enjoy it as long as we can.  Just to be perfectly honest, the Christmas music starts even earlier.  Come to think of it – it never stops.

My favorite Christmas tune is “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” with the favorite rendition by Andy Williams.  This song is so true.  Can you imagine if the same thoughtfulness, love, smiles, time spent with family, generosity, candy, sharing, and joy filled the rest of the year like this season? We would all put our decorations up earlier.  That’s it…next year I start decorating for Jesus’ Birthday on Ground Hog Day!!

Blessings & Merry Christmas!!

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