Hot Topic: When does the Christmas season officially begin?
Everyone has a die-hard opinion on when it’s okay to break out the tree and the Christmas carols. Everyone. And everyone thinks they are right. Some purists save it for the last week of December, while others break it out shortly after Halloween. Most people consider any time after Thanksgiving fair game, but I say, it starts the moment you see someone wearing an ugly Christmas sweater. It could be anytime, anywhere. And no – you can’t pay your mom a hug to put one on early. It has to be organic.
It used to be that I could increase my chances of spotting an exotic red jangled beasty by hanging out at a library or antique mall, but now that hipsters are crazy for the ugly sweaters, I was free-and-clear to start decorating in *September.
*A special thank you to Northwestern student at the Einstein Bagel on Sherman. You were wearing ripped jeggings and a puff paint Christmas kitty sweatshirt Labor Day weekend, and it looked stunning. I owe you one!
When the folks at Ugly Christmas Sweater.com approached me about taking one of their sweaters and making it even uglier, I thought, Hell, Why not? When in doubt, just add glitter.
If you don’t know this line from Home Alone, you might want to go and get reacquainted.
Originally, I was thinking I would go all crazy on this sweater. Glitz! Sparkles! …But, thing is, I like the sweater so much I backed off and just added some frosting. A tinsel neckline, some stick-on stars, and gold pom-poms. You know, the classy stuff. AND! A couple of jingle bells on the elbows for fun.
Speaking of fun, they sell all sorts of naughty options. Warning: This ain’t your granny’s Santa sweater.
A real life conversation on people who make gift-buying difficult.
Me: Hey, do you still need a gift for your drunk uncle?
Them: You mean, the Libertarian who watches too much Duck Dynasty? Or the one who likes to tell dirty jokes and watches Mexican soap operas on mute? Or the one who takes the boys in the yard to show them how to write their name in the snow?
Me: Yeah. That one.
To enter, leave a comment below answering the following question; What is the worst Christmas carol?
Oh, come on. If you ever wanted to rag on Frosty and Rudolph, now is your chance! Leave a comment below. One entry per person. Winner to be selected 9pm Friday, Dec 13, CST.
****WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER****
Winner selected at random : Theo Winterwood.
Theo send me an email by December 21st and we’ll get you that sweater! Emailauntpeaches@gmail.com