As a huge Gilmore Girls fan, I find myself on ABC Family at least once a day catching the reruns. Unfortunately though, while I’m there, I’m subjected to ABC Family’s commercials. Normally this wouldn’t be a problem. They’d be promoting some stupid movie and as we all know, me likey the stupid movies. But now–no such luck.
Currently on ABC Family they are advertising the Countdown to the 25 Days of Christmas. Are you following me here? They are counting down their own countdown. And how are they celebrating this countdown to the countdown? By showing Christmas movies. They are debuting their NEW Christmas movies too, not just showing us last season’s crap (however I wouldn’t say “no” to an early showing of Holiday in Handcuffs. Melissa Joan Hart, Mario Lopez and all the trashtastic movie features you could hope for in a made-for-TV holiday movie).
I am fully on board with the 25 Days of Christmas. I happen to love the idea of 25 days of Christmas movies and shows. If they would actually AIR Christmas specials (How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas) instead of trying to pass off The Chronicles of Narnia and The Harry Potter movies as Christmas specials just because they have SNOW in them it would be even better, but still, I can’t complain too much. I am all for the holly and the jolly. I just prefer my holly and my jolly be seasonally timed. As if I needed to tell you guys that.
I just cannot figure this out. I am CONCERNED for the future generations. This is clearly a phenomenon that is not ending anytime soon. If you didn’t click on any of those links in the last paragraph, all you missed were my previous posts on the subject. 2 years worth of gripings about Christmas displays 6 months too early and trees lit in living rooms while Trick-or-Treaters ring the doorbell. But with the displays starting earlier and earlier each year, where does that leave us in a few years? Will it just be socially acceptable to leave the lights up all year? (Well…to be honest, I wouldn’t hate that–it would make life so much easier. I mean, not for me because I’m not the one who would actually be hanging the lights, but I’m, um, looking out for Boo). Will we be putting the lawn reindeer out in April or will that just confuse things during the Easter egg hunt?
Oh, wait, you know what? I’m going to have to cut this short. I just realized that we’re about 4 months away from Valentine’s Day so I should probably start counting down.