And it WAS and now Christmas 2013 is just a memory.
What a difference one week makes, especially in retail. According to our calendar, it's barely January with weeks of winter left and snowstorms forecast for many areas. Even that well-known PA groundhog hasn't yet emerged.
But, at our local Walmart this past Tuesday (New Year's Eve) all holiday decos
Were discounted 50 percent and their former space replaced with (ready or NOT) . . .
Rows of outdoor and warm weather stuff, including grills and beach chairs . . .
Are you feeling the love for Valentine's Day yet? If so, cards are already out for sale.
If not, some holiday wrappings and bags were right across the aisle.
Today, the Christmas "season" arrives about Halloween and exits by Dec 26. To me that's just sad because in my childhood it started after Thanksgiving and lingered until at least New Year's. Perhaps, I was viewing the holidays through a child's mind and not in reality, but they did seem more jolly years ago.
Somedays, I think that the Grinch may have been right in his assessment of Christmas.