Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Suddenly It's Christmas

I went to JC Penny's last night, and when I walked in, the first thing I saw was a christmas tree. Right beside the halloween stuff.

It's October! What happen to the fall stuff? The pumpkins, the scarecrows, the orange, green and red? Didn't stores used to wait until at least November to put out the christmas stuff? I was almost unhappy to see the pretty lights and the fake santas. And that makes me sad. Because I absolutely L O V E the holiday season.

However, it reminded me of one of my favorite christmas songs. I couldn't find any video of it being performed and I don't know how to put music on here - I'm working on it. And even though you can't hear the tune, the lyrics are fabulous:

Suddenly, It’s Christmas
by Loudon Wainwright III
(copied from LyricsPlayground.com)

Suddenly, it’s Christmas
Right after Hallowe'en
Forget about Thanksgiving
It's just a buffet in between
There's lights and tinsel in the windows
They're stocking up the shelves
Santa's slaving at the North Pole
In his sweatshop full of elves

There's got to be a build-up
To the day that Christ was born
The halls are decked with pumpkins
And the ears of Indian corn
Dragging through the falling leaves
In a one-horse open sleigh
Suddenly, it’s Christmas
Seven weeks before the day

Suddenly, it’s Christmas
The longest holiday
When they say "Season's Greetings"
They mean just what they say
It's a season, it's a marathon,
Retail eternity
It's not over till it's over
And you throw away the tree

Outside it's positively balmy,
In the air nary a nip
Suddenly, it’s Christmas
Unbuttoned and unzipped
Yes, they're working overtime
Santa's little runts
Christmas comes but once a year
And goes on for two months

Christmas carols in December and November, too
It's no wonder we're depressed
When the whole thing is through
Finally it's January
Let's sing "Auld Lang Syne"
But here comes another heartache
Shaped like a Valentine

Suddenly, it’s Christmas
The longest holiday
The season is upon us
A pox, it won't go away
It's a season, it's a marathon,
Retail eternity
It's not over till it's over
And you throw away the tree

No, it's not over till it's over
And you throw away the tree
It's still not over till it's over
And you throw away the tree

1 comment:

Heather said...

Well apparently this is an international phenomenon because I've noticed Christmas decorations on this side of the pond as well.