Saturday, September 3, 2016

Let the Holidays Commence

September 22nd, often called the Autumn Equinox, is traditionally considered the beginning of fall, with December 21st marking the beginning of winter. But I have to say, traditional though I may be, that just never quite sat right with me, in large part because I am a Christmas enthusiast and couldn't quite reconcile the idea that winter decor would have to either A) be placed around the house during the fall, or B) wait all the way until the week of Christmas.

Just no.

So crazy though it may seem, I long ago decided that autumn should start at the beginning of September, and winter the beginning of December. Thus, it is by no means crazy that I should begin setting out fall decorations September 1st.

And what are fall decorations if not merely a gateway decor for Halloween, am I right? So yeah, I may or may not have already begun hauling out my Halloween decorations, and I feel not one iota of shame. (Note: I am also one of those annoying people who puts out Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving.)

So I guess what I mean to say - if you're still with me here - is yay, the start of what I like to call Holiday Season (the magical time of year encompassing Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Years) has begun!

My husband and I celebrated by watching one of my favorite Halloween-adjacent movies tonight, the delightfully gruesome Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. Gotta love a good fairy tell retelling with automatic weapons, sibling action-duos and best of all, witches.