Friday, January 2, 2009

Christmas In July

Christmas in July......I have listened to those Sleep Country commercials for years and not given them much thought....until this holiday season. After another blogger mentioned having Christmas in July instead of December it got me thinking. Why are we doing this to ourselves? The weather is the worst, the traffic and airports are at their most hectic time, not to mention the shopping. I hate the shopping part. Don't get me wrong I like to shop all right. Just not under pressure, and for a lot of people at once.
This year I just plain gave up. I didn't get my shopping done. I canceled Christmas dinner because the weather was so bad and Hubby was spending it with a snowplow. So as my son and I were just "hanging out" on Christmas I told him I was going to start celebrating Christmas in July. When the weather is better. And the airport isn't such a mess. No need for a snowplow in July. I would be off work and I'd have plenty of time for shopping. You wouldn't get caught up in the commercialism either.
That way he could spend Christmas with Goldilocks, which is where his heart was anyway:)

He didn't quite believe me.

I had him look up when Jesus was born. It was closer to July than December. So that settled it.....Christmas in July.

And every ones getting a mattress.

Hanging out with my son was the best part of the holidays. He said he knew how stars felt with the paparazzi an all. A camera in his face all the time and never knowing if your picture is going to turn up on the internet. I told him, "Oh no, I won't put your picture on the internet."

Goldilocks will be so jealous when she sees that we got in a little horse backriding.


Marigold said...

Why, yes! A lot of those holidays were just 'decided' upon. July sounds good (except for the fireworks). By the way, are you sure that is a horse and not a toy? Or maybe it is really a goat. Does it like Peanuts?

Holly said...

sounds like a plan to me! I want Christmas in July too!

@JDHealingTimeOnEarth said...

We'll be the beginning of a movement, Wendy!! Glad you had fun with your son! Horse riding pic is too fun!

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

join us at the Christmas in July festival

Danni said...

That's a great idea. If you don't mind, though, I think I'll observe your personal implementation of this in (just a mere) 7 months before making my own move. :-)
BTW, I love the pic of Sunny on your sidebar with his pretty red coat on!
Happy 2009, Wendy.

goatgirl said...

Well I haven't decided if I will start this July or next.
The picture of Sunny is with a disposable. i have already sent my camera back again. I got a lemon.

frugalmom said...

Wait. What? You had to send the camera back again?

Gone2theDawgs said...

I'm definitely with you on this one....I think they just got the hemispheres mixed up.....see it works if you live in Australia...having Christmas in Dec, after all it's their summer. SO, let's get a petition going to change it to July! Glad to hear you had a great time with your son! Sorry to hear your new camera turned out to be a lemon! :(

Chanda said...

Wow, you not only have good looking little horses, but you also have good looking children, ahum, men!!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

lol! That really gives a better idea of how tiny Sonny is! lol!

Yep, we're having Christmas in July here.
My Christmas tree, lights and decorations are still up inside and out with no clue when or if they will come down.
I've got a good excuse, though.
But I like yours, too :D