The decorations used to be perfectly placed and the Christmas tree ready to light on Dec 1.
Maybe too early for you but I’ve always preferred to “slow decorate” and enjoy the “Christmas feeling” for an entire month, remembering those warm and fuzzy times as a kid when I could spend hours sitting at the foot of the family tree to watch the lights dance and figure out how those 1970s “bubble lights” worked (remember those?). And if it happened to be snowing outside our family’s living room bay window while I sat there reading Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” for the upteenth time, it was almost like Christmas heaven.
But this year, I seem to have lost that “Christmas” feeling.
I have yet to hang up one decoration or pull the Christmas tree out of the garage and I’m not sure that I will.
Instead of thinking about the relaxed holiday pace and the wonderful times to come with family and friends, my thoughts keep drifting to things I can’t control. Worrying about things that haven’t happened, may not happen for a long time and who may not be around next Christmas.
So no, I’m not feeling the Christmas spirit. It’s more of a bah humbug mood that will hopefully disappear in the next few days.
What kind of Christmas mood are YOU in?