Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas. I mean, really love it. To be honest, I wouldn't be surprised that if, when I'm older, I would become one of those cheerful "holiday" people, who wears the cringe-worthy Christmas jumpers from December 1st on; greeting every person on the street with "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays", aswell as having candy-canes hanging from every branch of the tree.
To me, Christmas is the "most wonderful day of the year". I'm pro- decking the halls and "rocking around the Christmas Tree".. But I find it hard to deal when the Christmas hype begins seeping into my life in early November. I'm only just after getting over the ultimate stress of what costume to wear for Halloween, so mentally, I find it impossible to think of what I may like for Christmas, let alone what to buy 100 other gifts for everyone else.
What really gets me is the very early Christmas advertising on t.v. That's the worst. It just drags out, and by the time December 1st arrives, never mind December 8th, it's all the same. You don't get the same excitement in seeing your very first Christmas advert on 10th November as you would if it were the 1st December! Whereas before, you might see the Coca Cola ad, or maybe the Budweiser ad, around the last couple days in November, start of December.. And you would get that buzz; knowing the tree would be up within a week or so, heading to the first mass of Advent, the crib being put up, and then that warm feeling would come. The joyful, Christmas one. That cheer of the "Holiday Season". Of course you still get the Christmas spirit nowadays, but because it has been building up for so long, just a little bit of the spark goes.
But, given the week that's in it, I think it's perfectly ok to begin getting that hint of Christmas cheer. For me, this is probably my favourite Friday night television show of the year.. The one and only, The Late Late Toy Show! I know it might seem a little bit ridiculous due to the fact I'm turning 17, but I know I'm no the only person over the age of 12 who becomes blissfully happy to think that the Toy Show is here. Or, maybe I am.. But then, the rest of you must be Scrooges!
So, for now, I say let the Toy Show roll on, and the festivities shall soon follow..