Monday, November 22, 2004

A Letter to My Neighbors

Dear Neighbors,

Perhaps you did not notice, but today's date is November 22. It is a full 33 days until Christmas. However, I noticed you've bedecked your house in twinkling lights, those lovely lights that zip and spin around enough to cause a normal person to suffer from motion sickness. Sitting in the middle of your living room window is a giant Christmas tree shining with lights and ornaments. Maybe in addition to not noticing the date on the calendar, you didn't see that the temperature today was in the 70s. I saw you running around your yard in shorts and a t-shirt, so surely you realized it is much too warm for Christmas.

I'm wondering, dear neighbor, how long we'll be entertained by your light display. It seems only yesterday you were finally taking down those lights from last Christmas. Oh...wait....that was Labor Day weekend that you were taking the lights down. Maybe if we're lucky, you'll leave them up the whole year round from now on. Thank you, dear nutty neighbor.

Most Sincerely,
The Neighbors Who Celebrate Thanksgiving Before Rushing Into Christmas

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

My "down the road" neighbor already has Christmas decorations up too... you wonder... WHY??? She usually does all the seasons... but I guess Thanksgiving doesn't seem festive enough... I guess the neon turkeys with the flickering tails just never caught on....

Shea

12:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Totally made me laugh!!!! Thanks for a smile to start the day.

B. Harvill

8:16 AM  
Blogger monkeemaven said...

Please, PLEASE tell this to my aunt. She packs her house and yard with enough Christmas decorations to make an entire subdivision festive... it really is quite frightening.

10:55 AM  

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