Thursday, October 01, 2009

Happy October

So which day is it that actually starts the "Holiday Season"?

Commercially-speaking, Halloween candy has been out in the stores since Autumn started, maybe a few days before. Is October 31st the day that ushers in the season? I'm not sure, but I do know that once I start seeing the Halloween decorations come out on people's houses, in the stores, and at work, I kind of feel a spring in my step. I love the season, and I suppose, for me, it's started already.

The government fiscal year ended yesterday, so at my work, after October, usually the cycle slows down through New Years. I know it's not like that for everyone... if you're in the retail business, it's probably just the opposite. However, I enjoy this part of the year, and folks usually seem to be a tad happier and lighter in spirit... until the stress of "OHMIGOSH!!! I HAVEN'T GOT MY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING DONE AND IT'S DECEMBER 23RD!!!" gets to them.

Anyhoo, for all you non-Halloweeners, the Holiday Season probably has to wait a month for you - but to that, I'm just gonna say, "Nanani-boo-boo!" Mine's started already! Hope you get here soon.

And, by the way, eighty-five shopping days left!


Anonymous said...

My birthday starts the holiday season, so yes you are correct.


Rich said...

Is today your b-day, Millie?

Anonymous said...

Nope Halloween


Rich said...

Two girls in our A/P department came to work today in bright orange (black trim, of course) jack-o-lantern shirts. They looked like the Halloween twins.

See. That's what I'm talking about. The holiday season is upon us. And it's October 2!!!

DugALug said...

My Birthday starts the holiday season for me too!

I even wrote an article on that some time ago.

God Bless