Karen working in the Sound Studio at Uni
The run up to Christmas seems to get longer every year. The shops display their Christmas stock in August/September, then the lights are switched on in October. It's such a shame that the magic seems to have disappeared as the commercialization of Christmas has taken off. Or maybe it's because I'm too old now to get excited at the approaching festivities.
My youngest daughter, Karen, was asked this week (and recorded while she answered) what made her think it was really Christmas-time. She replied, 'I think it's really here when the Christmas Coca Cola advert comes on TV.'
An advertisement, but that's what starts her thinking of Christmas each year. She'd never get organised in time if they ever take that advert off the screen!
I thought about what makes it seem like Christmas to me, and I think it must be when they start playing all the Christmas tunes on the radio. I soon get fed up with hearing them, but it does make me think that the holiday season is upon us. Also, when I see the Salvation Army Band playing in the street and hear them singing traditional carols, that too is a reminder, but it's nearly upon us by then!
How about you? What makes you think that Christmas is really here each year?