Perhaps I've been scarred in childhood. I have always loved the holidays, but right after Thanksgiving, my Dad used to threaten to hang a twinkling 'Bah Humbug' sign over our driveway.
He was protesting all the costly spectacle, which I happen to love. But I was bummed on Monday to see holiday lights on Veteran's Day (see photo). I'm feeling a bit wistful for the excitement of a short but thrilling holiday season, the kind where you anticipate the specialness of house lights and decorations.
Do we really need light strands at Rite-Aid in October and two weeks of Black Friday countdown? Is it not shopping as if it is an event?
What is the earliest you think house lights should blink on for winter holidays? Tell us in comments, and share any of your own "it's too early!" photos.