ralphiefudgeIt is absolutely way too fucking early for Christmas stuff out in the stores – I mean, sweet Jebus, it’s not even Thanksgiving yet – however, when I saw this at a Walgreen’s in Newport News on Friday I had to smile.* A Christmas Story is, quite possibly my all-time favorite Christmas movie. Every year, I try to stay up for the 24 hour marathon on TNT – and fail miserably. I always fall asleep around 2am and wake up at 8am. Without fail. Every damn year. (I linked to its page on IMDB in case you have lived under a rock since the early 80’s and don’t know this movie. If that’s the case, I’m not sure we can be friends. Just sayin’. You don’t have to like the movie, you just have to know of it and have seen it.)

So, this is my one early Christmas concession for the year. Christmas is my favorite holiday and for me it always has its official start when Santa arrives in Herald Square at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. Period. The day after Thanksgiving, however, the floodgates will open. I’ll be playing Christmas music (not all the time, but a lot) at the shop – gotta love XM – will be planning the girls night in showing of Love Actually in our PJs, and generally planning out the perfect holiday season.

* Yes, that does mean I saw Camping Boy over the weekend. More about that later. Briefly, it was a great weekend and we were both very sorry to see it end.