Merry Music: it’s a no from me
What does September mean to you? Back to school shopping and blowing the first part of your student loan? What about October? Pumpkin spiced latte’s and Halloween? And finally, November? Possibly icy cold mornings and bonfire night? Whatever your personal interpretation of each month is, I can almost guarantee that the first thought that sprang to your mind was not Christmas; so why is it that all department stores seem to have their glittering gold and red Christmas stands up before I’ve managed to unpack my holiday suitcase?
We all love a bit of Christmas, in fact I think you’d find it pretty damn hard to find someone who is not a fan – what is there not to love about Christmas tree decorating, Elf and stuffing? But I cannot work out what exactly is the need to force it down our throats before summers end.
Each month of the year plays its own special part; be it March with the first glimmers of sunshine to prise us from Winter, or April and its showers or August and the gloriously warm weather and sub-beaten bodies – which is why I fail to understand why shops start planning for Christmas with months to go.
The problem is regardless if you just decide to do a spot of shopping or you’re unlucky enough to work in retail whilst you study, I’m guessing you already know the pain of Mariah Carey’s screeching to All I want for Christmas is you and you probably know every single word to Jingle Bell Rock – it’s understandable in the week leading up to Christmas but not so much when we have only just hung up our trick or treating hats.
Now before you shout Bah-Humbug and note me down as a scrooge for the rest of eternity please consider this – could you possibly remain sane listening to Merry Xmas Everyone on repeat for the best part of four months?
You wouldn’t pick up Candy-Canes to give away to trick-or-treaters nor hand them out at the firework display on November fifth so please don’t blast Last Christmas before December – it’s plain crazy.