December Already??

ACTA Miracle on 34th Street PosterActually, I don’t know why I’m so surprised, I’ve been rehearsing Miracle on 34th Street for almost two months now. Heck, I’ve even been listening to Christmas music since Thanksgiving night.

So why did it surprise me this morning when I noticed the calendar on my phone read December 1st? Either way, it’s here & there’s nothing I can do about it now. Now it’s time to start getting ready for the festivities & the new year.

The play opens this Friday night & runs for the next two weekends, so I’ve been trying to get into the Christmas Spirit a little earlier than usual. It’s been hard though.

I’m usually the one that won’t listen to any Christmas music, watch any Christmas movies/shows or even discuss decorating until after Thanksgiving & preferrably not until December 1st. This year, I even watched Miracle on 34th Street… BEFORE…Thanksgiving! Granted, I was watching it because of being in the play, but still.

Bing Crosby
Cover of Bing Crosby

I don’t know if it’s all in my head or if God just kept me away from finding the Christmas Spirit until today….December 1st. See, I have this thing…it’s never truly Christmas until I hear Bing croon out White Christmas. While there are wonderful Christmas songs/carols, that one is my all time favorite. So much, that if I die around Christmas, I want that played at the funeral. So this morning, December 1st, on my way to work, Bing hit my speakers, so it’s official… Christmas is here.

This year, we’re doing something different in regards to our decorations. Instead of breaking out the pre-lit artificial tree (I HATE putting lights on the tree), we’re going to pull a Griswold & go cut down our own tree & decorate it with hand-made decorations. The girls have already started making construction paper chains and we stocked up on a little extra popcorn to string around it. The part I’m most excited about? Not putting lights on it. 🙂

MR GRISWOLD

Image by Zellaby via Flickr

Before we head to the tree farm, I have to hope & pray that I remember my lines. Just my luck, I’ll remember my lines & blocking but I’ll end up being on stage with my fly down or something.

So what do I want for Christmas? A peaceful, stress-free holiday with my family. Oh, and an interview. Hmmmm… I wonder if Santa is hiring geeks?

BC