Today is November 20th. Thanksgiving is still two days away. Already the television is drowning us in Christmas, excuse me Holiday commercials - "Hurry up and spend your money. You obviously don't love your family if you don't go deeply into debt you cheap ass sons of bitches!"
But that aside, my rant as of this exact moment is San Francisco based radio station, 96.5 KOIT who proudly exclaim on their website that "Christmas music is here". KOIT will play nothing but Christmas music "every day for the rest of the season". And this began last week. As I type, KOIT is currently playing I Believe in Father Christmas by some tool named Greg Lake. Puke.
Now I really try hard not to be a Scrooge, honestly. I've got kids and they love Christmas. And I want to love Christmas for their sake. But it seems every year I end up disliking the whole mess more and more; the expense of it all (particularly since our property taxes are due in December) and the fact that the entire season is basically rammed down our throats from well before Thanksgiving. I LIKE Thanksgiving. No gifts, no church, no other BS; eating, drinking and TV. Could there be a more perfect holiday? And yet we're never allowed to enjoy it because we're being buried in Christmas cheer from the moment the last "trick or treat" fades into the cold October sky (man was that fucking poetic or what?)
That's really all I had to say. I could go on but you get my point. Now tell me honestly, am I a Grinch or do I have a legitimate gripe?
p.s. Now Playing: Josh Groban's (who??) rousing rendition of O Holy Night