Saturday, November 13, 2010

little drummer pumpkin

It's rather hypocritical of me, I know, being disturbed by the plethora of Hallowistmas decorating I encountered on my walk this morning, when in fact we are going to a Christmas party tonight.

The Spousal Unit's company does seem to nudge their annual festivus celebration a little further ahead each year. Eventually we will be showing up in flip-flops and tank tops. Christmas themed tank tops, of course. Possibly of the moose versus moose variety.

I think the SU and I are partly to blame for this creeping summerification of the company Christmas bash. We haven't attended in the past five years or so, and the organizers likely think it's because we are too busy with other social engagements in December. In actuality, we are sitting on the chesterfield watching the Food Network.

Sooo ... are you all ready for Christmas?

11 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

All ready for Xmas? Now way!

I was talking to my editor yesterday and asked him if we were going to have an Xmas party. He said yes, and was wondering if I'd be interested in snowshoeing a few km up a trail in the mountains above us to a cabin in the middle of nowhere for a fondue.

I was like, "Not my preference, but if that's where the vote goes I guess I'll suck it up."

Seriously! That is just not fun & festive IMO!

I hope you & the SU have a great time - and if you don't the Food Network is always there...

kelly said...

it's hard to get in the mood for an xmas party so early, but it does help spread the indulgence out a bit. LAst year we had 4 over 2 weekends,it was too much. This year we are going to 2 and they are spread over 3 weekends

Toccata said...

November 20th is far too early to get into the Christmas spirit. Mind you if I was smart I'd start designing this year's Christmas card about now instead of the usual last minute stress fest.

"Never party at the staff party." If you decide to forgo this advice then at least put on a lamp shade so no one recognizes your antics go viral on youTube.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I would have told him "In these shoes? I don't think so." But I am kind of a party pooper that way, WC. You are a far better sport than I if you will snowshoe up a mountain for a Christmas party.

We keep our Christmas social engagements to a bare minimum, Kelly, so we could handle having this later. Easy peasy to get a cab tonight though!

November 13th is even far too earlier, Toccata! Mind you I should start making fruit cake so it has time to soak up all that brandy...
We had built in lampshade wearers at the party, what with there being an after dinner hypnotist and all.

Toccata said...

Darn, that means I have another whole week of work before Christmas. I sort of managed to lose a week there!

Allison said...

I saw Xmas lights up before Hallowe'en. Sad, sad. Okay to have them up but not on!

I should take out my little. Good thing about a pint size tree? I didn't even bother taking the decorations off - so it's all ready to go. ;)

Allison said...

*take out my little TREE. opps.

word verification? slytree

Wandering Coyote said...

Well, there are potentially 27 people coming to this Xmas party and I find it hard to believe that I'd be the only objector to the snowshoeing idea...But then again, this is the Kootenays. I could very well be the only one after all.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm actually sort of relieved it's not yet the 20th, Toccata. Too much to do still!

I am leaning toward a pint sized tree more and more every year, Al. The joys of decorating the tree are becoming increasingly lost on me. Plus I am not sure how Ramona will be around a full sized tree...

I am lost as to why anybody would want to hike up a mountain anytime WC, let alone for a Christmas party.

Moxie said...

I have been known to yell "It's too early for Christmas music!" in stores playing Yule tunes pre-Thanksgiving. They continue to play them, however.

After losing Momcat last year, it's hard for me to get enthused about Christmas, since I associate it with her going craft-crazy and pulling out all her vinyl and tapes and CDs of Christmas music. And then her ornament collection, which went on for days. I am participating in a secret Santa exchange through FriendFeed, though, and I'm a little excited about being all stealthy and gifty.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I think participating in the Secret Santa is a great idea, Moxie, and hopefully it will help soften the feelings of loss, of Christmas without your mom. It may end up being a new tradition for you.
Just promise you will never give up yelling in premature carol playing stores?