We’re barely a week out from Halloween, and already we’re hearing the sleigh bells ring.
But the real question is: are you listening? Every year, there seems to be a debate over whether Christmas comes to the retail world too early. But if tacky Christmas music coupled with shelves of Santa-themed decor has your candy canes in a knot, we’re here to help. Before you go full Grinch and curse the twisted minds that unleashed this holly jolly nightmare upon us, consider these amazing advantages of an early Christmas season:
You can take some time off work
People are nicer to each other
Volunteers helping to feed the homeless. Strangers greeting each other on the street. Cats and dogs, living together in peace and harmony. If being subjected to Christmas ads for two solid months is the price we have to pay for a little more good will, that seems like a pretty fair trade-off.
You get to get “festive”, if you know what we mean
You have license to be lazy
Mittens here has the right idea. Christmas time means you’re allowed to bundle up and park your butt on the couch for a while. If anyone complains, just yell “back off man, it’s Christmas!” and pelt them with your moccasin.
You get to put up Christmas lights
Do it now, and you won’t have to deal with it when the temperature dips below freezing. If your neighbours criticize you for immediately replacing jack-o-lanterns with jingle bells, inform them that The Bay already did it, so you can too.
You can build a snowman
You can swap your morning coffee for morning hot chocolate
You get to go carolling
If businesses are allowed to run Christmas ads in early November, then dammit, you’re allowed to go carolling. People will probably assume you’re just a late trick-or-treater, but then you might get some candy out of the deal.