Sunday, November 20, 2016

Merry Christmas???

What happened to Thanksgiving?

I would have sworn it came sometime after Halloween and before Christmas.

Two weeks ago I saw this at the mall while mall walking.  He waved at me.
He probably wasn't busy because most people weren't expecting to see him yet.  I know I was surprised!  This past Friday I actually saw a couple of children sitting on his lap, so I guess the word got out.

Right behind Santa's backdrop is a huge candy display.  Lots of candy for sale.  I thought to myself..."thank goodness my kids are grown."  They would have been waiting to see Santa and begging for candy.  Clever marketing.

I wasn't quite sure if this was appropriate.  You can click on the pictures to enlarge them. 
I guess most kids have never seen Schweddy Balls on Saturday Night Live.
Happy Poo Year?  When I think about you I touch my elf? Toro Balls?

I guess I'm showing my age.  When my kids were little they never would have had a candy display like this next to Santa!
I guess nothing should really surprise me anymore.

Maybe next year Santa will appear before Halloween!  I guess it's only a matter of time.

I worked at Gimbel's Department Store when I was in high school.  Back then Santa didn't appear until AFTER Thanksgiving.  Of course, back then there was no such thing as Black Friday and stores DID NOT OPEN on Thanksgiving Day either.

Thank you Marshall's, TJ Maxx, and Home Goods for running ads on television this year announcing that you will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.  Sounds like a good idea to me!

This past weekend I went to the Christmas Home Tour in Friendswood.  The Friendswood Garden Club has been having this tour the weekend before Thanksgiving for 50 years.

It's fun going through the different homes and seeing how they're decorated.  I took a few pictures outside.  This house had a snow machine, but you can't see the snow in this picture.  It was a nice touch.  Fortunately, it cooled off this weekend and we're now wearing long pants and light jackets.  Snow didn't seem that out of place at all!  Last week it was summer and now it's practically winter.  Winter to us anyway.
At one home the husband had a couple of old cars on display.  There were presents in the back of this car, but I didn't get a picture.
 Another house had an old car out front with packages in the trunk.
And Santa driving!
I've been trying to get some things done and I haven't been online much lately.  After Thanksgiving I'll have to get busy decorating and Christmas shopping.  I plan to do most of my shopping online.

Happy Thanksgiving!  Stay home and enjoy the day with family and friends.