Shannon Stacey

Turkey time?

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!

9 comments to “Turkey time?”

  1. Charlene
      · October 15th, 2009 at 9:38 am · Link

    Well, you’ll be totally on top of Christmas this year! Starting early can pay off. Besides, that means more time eating Christmas cookies and drinking the eggnog, right?

  2. Jaci Burton
      · October 15th, 2009 at 9:42 am · Link

    Just think of it as Thanksgiving dinner practice run.

    Then on Thanksgiving you can do it again, only on a smaller scale. Then all will be right in your world again. :thumb:

  3. Kwana
      · October 15th, 2009 at 9:55 am · Link

    This is a great idea. You’re doing what you have to do for the family to be together and you can be done with Christmas shopping by Thanksgiving and eating out on that day. Hey watch HSN and QVC I was flipping channels this morning and they were wishing folks Merry Christmas over there!

  4. Melissa
      · October 15th, 2009 at 12:13 pm · Link

    LOL, just think how confused you’ll have all those trick or treaters.
    They’ll be like that crazy lady thinks it’s Thanksgiving!!
    Hope you have a wonderful day~~and to me, Thanksgiving is about being w/ your family, so I think you’ll be blessed!!
    And heh…why NOT put the Christmas stuff up? The stores around here are already moving the Halloween things out and putting Christmas out.

  5. Natasha A.
      · October 15th, 2009 at 2:12 pm · Link

    Pretend you are in Canada, and celebrating a week late :D

  6. Shannon
      · October 15th, 2009 at 7:36 pm · Link

    To make matters worse, Harlequin’s hitting the Christmas theme in October now, and I’m currently reading Christmas Guardian by Delores Fossen (an Intrigue). It’s a good book, but it’s helping cement that Christmas spirit!

    (FTC disclaimer: I neither know the author nor received the book free. I bought it at Walmart, with my own money, and I can prove it because freakin’ Walmart changed to a new pricing sticker that’s a bitch to get off the cover and leaves behind adhesive crap, much to my extreme annoyance.)

    Pretend you are in Canada, and celebrating a week late

    That’s a good idea, eh?

  7. Natasha A.
      · October 15th, 2009 at 10:46 pm · Link

    Right, eh?

  8. Aja
      · October 16th, 2009 at 6:24 pm · Link

    We’re doing it again on Thanksgiving, right? :eyebrow:

  9. Shannon
      · October 16th, 2009 at 8:47 pm · Link

    Maybe! Nobody’s said. Maybe Aunt W’s going to host a 2.0? Or maybe we’ll all have dinners at home. Ask Ma. :)

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