November started yesterday. If you are paying attention, you will know that this means at least two things: First, it is officially time to stop shaving your legs, at least for the next month. And, of course, you are now obligated to start celebrating the winter holiday of your choice, whatever that may be–Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Hogmanay, the winter solsitce, Yule, etc. It’s all up to you.
Think it’s too early to start celebrating, or, at the very least, that Thanksgiving deserves some November coverage? Too bad. I don’t make the rules here, and neither do you. I mean, you don’t *have* to start celebrating Christmas right now (not in Obama’s America, amirite?), but it’s a lot easier for everyone involved if you just go ahead and do it. See, the way I feel about premature Christmas, et al. celebration is the same way that I feel about the Kardashian-Jenner family, in that it was something I resisted at first–too much too soon! Overexposure is exhausting!–but found that my life improved significantly when I decided to stop fighting its presence, follow all of the themed accounts on Instagram, and let the content wash over me.
Is this a form of submission? Some might call it that, but I prefer to refer to it as self-care. After all, early-onset Christmas is inevitable! Starbucks holiday cups are out, people are mad about them, and all the stores are putting mannequins in sexy longjohns in the storefront windows! This means that “Christmas is all around [us],” as Bill Nighy states in his portrayal of Billy Mack in the controversial seasonal film Love Actually, whether you like it or not. So, check out these posts you’ll totally relate to if you, too, believe that it is essentially time to start celebrating the holidays:
1. Perhaps you can relate to the gray text here?
2. It is possible that, for you, the Christmas celebrations started before Halloween even arrived:
Halloween isn't even over yet and I'm already SO READY FOR CHRISTMAS I FEEL IT IN MY FINGERS I FEEL IT IN MY TOES
— jas (@smmoothjazz) October 29, 2016
me october 31st vs. me november 1st pic.twitter.com/hrL5uYl0MY
— dan chamberlain (@amfmpm) October 31, 2016
4. Wait. Also same:
I want Christmas to come already, but we'd have to pass election day & i don't want election day to come so i'm just pic.twitter.com/bV37E079Gq
— kathy?? (@godlykuthy) October 23, 2016
5. *Twerks to “Jingle Bell Rock” as an homage to Lindsay Lohan’s new accent*
6. You don’t even have to throw away your Stranger Things costume!
When you can finally put up your Christmas decorations. pic.twitter.com/Hr26DrQ0Qt
— Keifer Lirette (@KeiferLirette) November 1, 2016
7. Seems reasonable:
october 31st VS november 1st pic.twitter.com/N9jA1ggSyt
— Brianna Warren (@briannawarr12) October 27, 2016
9. The real reason for the season? Angering bigots, of course:
Please Starbucks, just one year release cups that say "Happy Hanukkah" just to piss them off more.
— Guillermo Galvan (@willygalvan) November 1, 2016
10. Time to serve up your Looks:
When Halloween turns to November https://t.co/AQ21xLKs0U
— The Gay Burn Book (@SouthernHomo) October 31, 2016
11. How could anyone resist this?
The Christmas jumper season has started. pic.twitter.com/ANI1Qh3F0r
— Rose Ellen Dix ? (@RoseEllenDix) November 1, 2016
12. Here’s a good tactical maneuver for any haters you may come across:
13. Better start your outfit planning now:
my christmas outfit pic.twitter.com/MEhPLTf3C2
— Broderick Greer (@BroderickGreer) November 2, 2016
14. Well, yeah:
me october 31st vs me november 1st pic.twitter.com/WKqvak0yi6
— em (@flourisharry) October 22, 2016
15. Anyway, it’s here. Enjoy it!
I can't believe Christmas is next week pic.twitter.com/WANwySSgjj
— 100% Goats (@EverythingGoats) November 2, 2016
Are you excited for Christmas (or Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, or the Winter Solstice, or your favorite pagan ritual) already? What’s your favorite part? Let us know in the comments!