Friday, December 4, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

*photo found here*

...around town. The lights are up around the square downtown, several people have lights up outside their houses/apartments, SUVs have bows on them...all the signs are there.

But not at our apartment...we still have Indian corn hanging from the front door, pumpkin candles, and gourds on display. For some reason, I just can't seem to get into the Christmas spirit this year. Not sure why exactly, but I seriously think that part of it may be the unseasonably warm weather we've been experiencing all fall. It is December in the midwest, and I just now brought out my winter coat. We turned the heat on for the first time on Tuesday. I just now got some hot chocolate.

Last night I spent around two hours trying to make a Christmas list for my MIL. The whole time, I just couldn't figure out why it was so damn hard! Is it because my entire family is basically skipping Christmas this year? Maybe, although thankfully we will still be celebrating with my in-laws, so hopefully the Christmas spirit will hit me eventually...?

Yesterday, I decided it was time for Christmas to start around here, officially. This weekend I'll be cleaning up/packing away all of the fall decorations, and we're going to get a Christmas tree! We didn't get one last year, so it will be our first tree in two years. I am starting to get excited about unpacking all of our decorations and ornaments...plus, a Christmas tree makes everything look so warm, happy, and fun...don't you think? Once we get the Christmas tree set up and decorated, I'm going to wrap my Christmas presents EARLY and actually put them under the tree...what a novel concept!

Is anyone else having trouble getting into the Christmas spirit this year?

14 comments:

Kayla said...

Actually, this is the first year that I've gotten into the Christmas spirit especially early! I think the warmer weather helped me, only because we were able to put lights outside for the first time as a married couple and we could do it without wearing gloves or freezing our butts off! :-) So after those lights went up, we (I) started on the inside. This weekend we'll be getting our tree, so you're not that far behind! I haven't wrapped any presents, so don't worry! :-) Have a great weekend and I hope you get everything done that you want to!

Ms. Attitude said...

Once you get started, it'll get better. Once you're done with the decorations, the spirit will hit you!

Jennifer said...

I know how you feel. This year I just haven't really gotten into the Christmas spirit yet. I agree that part of it's the weird extra-warm weather. And I think my other problem is that I haven't gotten to put up my tree yet!

The tree will definitely help! Post pics when you get it done!

Susannah said...

I am, and I think it's because I'm so behind and overwhelmed right now! We are getting a tree this weekend though.

Patience said...

I am in the spirit, but this damn time is just flying by.

Lucky in Love said...

I am way in the Christmas spirit...but since we were out of town over the weekend...I too still have my fall decor up. Most of it is in boxes in the house...but the outside decorations are still up. I have scarecrows...haystacks..and a rotting pumpkin on my porch! This weekend=gone!

Jackie said...

go to my facebook page! their is a video i took last night that will put you in the spirit :)

brown eyed girl said...

I feel meh about the holiday spirit, I think it's because I'm stressed about our respective families. However, when I think about putting up our tree and having our first "married" Christmas together, I feel like squealing and clapping my hands!

I hope decorating gets you into the spirit! And seriously, Weather Gods, lets get some s.n.o.w. Or at least allow me to freeze my ass off in December!

Jenn said...

totally with you on this one. don't even have a tree up yet (hopefully tomorrow so i don't look like a total hobo when you and lisa get here), no decorations are out, and i haven't purchased a single gift. ugh. :)

Brittany Ann said...

Same here. I'm forcing the Christmas into my house this weekend. I'll be decorating with you in spirit:)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Once I got my tree and the ornaments the Christmas spirit hit me.

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I never have problems getting into the Christmas spirit! I have problems delaying it and not letting it out until it's socially acceptable!!

Martinis or Diaper Genies? said...

hi! thanks for stopping by I'm following now and may I just say holyshit regarding that picture. And I my friend am IN the holiday spirit!

Lucy Marie said...

I think you know that NO I am not having anyyy trouble getting into the spirit this year. I am so obsessed with Christmas, it's kind of scary. :)