Spring, summer, fall, winter. Everyone has their favorite season. For my friend, it is the fall. So imagine her surprise and disappointment when she was visiting a local retailer only to come upon the presence of the majestic Christmas tree.

Yes, I said Christmas tree, NOT Holiday tree or Festive bush or Symbolic shrubbery! Her question: What happened to Halloween or even Thanksgiving? Statistically, more people are now decorating for Halloween then in the past. And Thanksgiving is treated like the ugly friend you have to talk to in order to get with the person you are really interested in.

It’s September, summer just ended yesterday. Why am I now forced to stress out three months before Christmas? Because retailers say so? Bah- hum bug.