Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Parade...It Came & It Went!

When is Thanksgiving?  Oh, never mind that...that's next week.  This week our town had the annual Christmas Parade.  Say what?!?

I suppose there are reasons for having it now instead of closer to the actual holiday. Weather could be one. But is waiting a week really going to make that much of a difference?

Another beef I have is that the parade was at night.  I like a good day time parade, it's more enjoyable, feels more seasonal to me, and allows for more socializing.

But that being said, we did have a good time, especially our Kindergartner who is now old enough to really enjoy such things (the look on his face when Santa Clause came through was just priceless).






How about you?  Did Santa make his way through your town via parade yet?  Or do they actually wait until Thanksgiving has at least been enjoyed and is past?  I'm not a Scrooge, far from it in fact, but if you're going to have the parade before Turkey Day, at least make the theme half-Thanksgiving, and half-Christmas.  When did the day for thanks become so slighted anyway?  I don't like it.

20 comments:

alissa apel said...

You'd think it would be easier for them to have it during the day, but the lights do look cool!

mail4rosey said...

That's true, the lights were pretty. :)

Masshole Mommy said...

That is a little early, but the kids never seem to mind that kind of stuff. My town is having theirs next Saturday. It's always the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We sit out there and freeze, but the PO comes by and collects everyones letters to Santa and all the kids in town get a letter back, so we can't miss it!

Judy Haughton-James said...

A Christmas parade! Rather early indeed. Anyway Santa with all those lights around looked great!:)

RACHEL TaoOfPoop said...

Santa is fun any time, especially for kids. The look in your kids eyes is priceless, about sums it up! But, wow, that's the earliest I've ever heard of it. I still don't see the harm in waiting until December.

Michelle G said...

Uggg! The early "Jumping" holidays drive me crazy. Let me get through one before I have to think about another. I love the holidays and like to enjoy them fully before I move on. I know the Santa "woke Up" at our mall on November 8th. But, I don't think there have been any parades yet.

mail4rosey said...

That's neat that the letters all get answered.

mail4rosey said...

There was a live Santa at the end, he was cool too. :)

Thanks for stopping by, Judy!

mail4rosey said...

You're right, Santa could probably show up on the Fourth of July and the kids would be happy. :)

mail4rosey said...

Santa comes to our mall AFTER Thanskgiving, I'm happy to say. ;) But all of the Christmas decorations are up, lol.

Camille said...

I feel like everything is jumping to holiday season when we should be focusing on Thanksgiving. Can't everyone just hold off until December first? lol

Anonymous said...

OMG Christmas Parade! Let me check the calendar. humm yes it's mid November... That does not feel right. But hey if you had fun, that is what really matters.

Theresa said...

Wow, a Christmas parade already? I like to enjoy my holidays as they come. I certainly don't want to skip over the Thanksgiving parade and head straight into Christmas.

Glad you lil guy enjoyed himself though. At that age, any time is a good time for a parade :)

Pride In Photos said...

I used to love everything early when I was younger. Now as I am aging, I want to take each precious holiday and enjoy it as it comes. So this would of bothered me...but what is a person to do?Why does the world have to rush everything? Have a Happy Thanksgiving this week Rosey.
Laurie

mail4rosey said...

Seriously in agreement. What's the rush? It makes it more enjoyable when it's a slower pace, at least that's what I think. :)

mail4rosey said...

We did. And yep, it's just November, lol. I was hoping our town wasn't unique in offering it so early, but it's looking like they are. Or better yet, I guess I should be GLAD that we're unique and not everyone's rushing it so.

mail4rosey said...

So true. And I bet you saw some really great parades on your vacay! Disney KNOWS how to throw one awesome shindig. :)

mail4rosey said...

You have a Happy Thanksgiving too! And I did consider that maybe my mild annoyance with the rush was an age thing. ;)

Laurie Collett said...

It saddens me when retailers (and others) make "Christmas" about shopping & profits rather than about Christ. Thanks for the great post, and may you have a blessed Thanksgiving!

mail4rosey said...

You too, Laurie. Thanks for stopping by!