This Saturday—yes, October 17th—my family will be celebrating Thanksgiving.
My grandparents are snowbirds and they’ll be heading to Florida later this month. Last year they missed Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, so this year we’ve rescheduled Thanksgiving to suit our needs.
Sadly, Macy’s was totally not on board with this plan.
I’m dreading what this will do to my internal clock. Thanksgiving’s the first day of Christmas! While the family’s digesting their turkey, I’m breaking out the nutcrackers and switching the Honeydew and Mandarin Orange Yankee Candles out for the Hollyberry and Mistletoe. If you see me inexplicably hysterical about Christmas shopping around Veteran’s Day, you’ll know why.
My husband suggested I call it a “family dinner” and try to trick my subconscious, but that’s just silly. Family dinners are burgers on the grill in the summer and a New England boiled dinner in the winter. Turkey, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie equals Thanksgiving.
I’ll be the crazy lady wishing trick-or-treaters a Merry Christmas!