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Monday, November 19, 2012

Steer Clear

I do my best to not participate in Christmas on any level until after Thanksgiving. Oh, I know I have to do some stuff--like setting dates for parties and the like, but I don't even want to look at Christmas stuff until it's time.

Well. I have had to do some shopping lately and, try as I might to evade, everywhere I turn, there it is. Right in my face. Noel and Merry, Merry.

I have been reminded of things that send me screaming.
  • Those round mouthed caroler figurines. 
  • Blinking Christmas lights. 
  • Josephs over the age of fifteen. 
  • Lime green decorations. 
What Christmas paraphernalia gets under your skin?

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  1. Lime green Christmas ornaments is freakin' unnatural. And nutcrackers give me the willies. I like looking at them. I want one. But something in me always gives a shiver and backs away.

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  2. I don't mind a Nutcracker, but I don't have any either. They may be wound a little to tight for my taste. Something else I don't like--dogs and cats in Santa attire. Why torture the poor animals. I also dislike Christmas sweaters. I should be ashamed to say that because there was a time. . . .

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  3. I don't like Santa heads. Not as ornaments or decorations or candy dishes. I want the entire Santa or no Santa at all.

    Besides, it makes me wonder if there is a pile of Santa bodies somewhere, but that is probably another blog altogether!

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  4. Christmas tree themes -- all one color, or type of ornament (mallard ducks come to mind, along with teddy bears). Oh, and fruit cake. Something about little green bits in the cake just doesn't work for me!

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    1. Oh, I dislike a theme tree too. The theme of my tree is our lives so far.

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  5. I saw a giant life-size Santa in Costco. It was actually pretty, like a big carved wooden Santa (probably not wood though) and I thought, "Who has room for that? And what do you do with it after the holidays?" What stops me from buying a lot of stuff is the fact I have to store it somewhere after the holidays.

    Every year, there's some new horror. I don't know what it'll be this year. I've blocked what it was last year. Probably a Christmas version of Billy Bass.....

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    1. And you know those big blow up things? The ones that are snow globes with people inside--creepy.

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  6. I'm a bit terrified that someone will show up proud to present a Christmas music collection by Hayseed Dixie or Weird Al.

    And you and Maven Linda might want to steer clear of my house during the holidays....lime green, bright pink and orange dominate the tree with feathers, glitter, sequins, shoes and most anything I can find that sparkles. It's Seusical Fun without the Grinch and not an angel in sight....though you might find what's his name from Mad Magazine...the guy with the ears? Yes. I think he's on there somewhere....

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  7. I don't have any dislikes except for the movie The Christmas Story. Ugh!

    And by the by, Lesia, I think a Christmas music collection by Weird Al would be righteous!! ;)

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    1. Isn't his name Alfred E. Newman?

      I love A Christmas Story. We have some of the little Department 56 things.

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    2. I know I take my life into my own hands when I say I don't like that movie but it gets on my nerves. I don't know why. LOL!

      I'm not sure what Weird Al's name is. He's just cool. Can I get an Amish Paradise remix? Muahahaha!

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