And no, I’m not referring to that guy who always gets drunk and far too friendly at the company holiday party.
What I mean is, does Christmas merchandise seem to get stocked earlier and earlier as the years go on? Christmas stuff is out at the same time as Halloween stuff, it’s creeping in earlier and earlier. Are they going to start putting up the holiday goodies in July in a few years?
I’m in Japan, where Christmas is not really celebrated (some people exchange gifts and there are Christmas decorations, but it’s not considered a holiday), but things seem to be out of hand even here. By Nov. 1, all the Christmas decorations were out and “Last Christmas” by Wham! was playing everywhere. This song is considered essential holiday listening in Japan. I had never actually heard it before coming here. I have now heard it thousands of times. Yuck.
The leaves aren’t off the trees yet in Tokyo and it’s still warm. I’m just not in the holiday mood. I should probably start doing holiday nails, but it feels a little too early. What do you guys think? Are you in the mood for the holidays? Is the Christmas creep getting you down? Is 7 weeks of Christmas music on the radio too much?
If most of you are ready to rock some holiday designs, I’ll start doing some. ::hums ‘Last Christmas’ then collapses::