It appears my town is on an accelerated holiday decorating schedule this year. The Thanksgiving turkey leftovers were barely cold when families rushed outside to take down the last traces of Halloween cornstalks and straw bales so they could begin stringing up their Christmas lights. Before dusk, sleighs with reindeer, angels and snowmen had sprouted up in snow covered yards. Thanksgiving was over fast enough to give a pilgrim whip-lash.
Maybe the rush to Christmas was inspired by the feeling of "we need a little Christmas," which you might remember from the musical movie Mame. If you recall in the movie, the economy was in the tank, money was tight and Mame, played by Rosalind Russell or Lucille Ball, depending on which decade you saw the movie, was faced with the daunting task of mustering up a little happiness in the face of financial adversity. To be honest, I live in a part of the country that is still struggling. So I get it. Christmas can come a little early and stay a little longer but I draw the line at Easter eggs in the snow.