December Denial

It is not December. It cannot be. I am not prepared in any way, shape, or form for it to be December. Christmas shopping? Bah! I don't even have a list started yet! Project deadlines? Somehow I'm doing ok on those, but I did hire an army of sample knitters. This whole short holiday season is not helping with my bah-humbuggery. I really got nothing. I watched this viral Drummer Boy video that they swore would get you in the spirit. Nothing. I haven't listened to any of my favorite Christmas albums. Not a one.

I haven't even put up my tree.

This is a big one. When I was a kid my mom liked to wait until very close to Christmas - sometimes the week before - to put up our Christmas tree. I hated it. And I swore when I was on my own that my tree would go up on the day after Thanksgiving no matter what.

And now it's how many days past Thanksgiving? Yikes.

I'm trying to get in the spirit. I really am. But I have so much work to do that it's difficult. Maybe I should just put those albums on and wait for them to work their magic.

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So what do you do to get in the holiday mood? I have kids (teenagers but kids just the same) so it's not like I can take this grumpy mood and run with it and skip Christmas. I need some holiday cheer!