Oh my gosh, people start planning for holidays WAY too early. This morning, my mother was checking her e-mail when she stumbled upon an e-mail: "The Radio City CHRISTMAS Show! Get your tickets today!" Are you KIDDING ME??? It's JULY, people! A few years ago, I didn't even give thought to Christmas until a few days before Thanksgiving and didn't even have an idea for a Halloween costume until mid-October. Now, I came up with an idea in early May because I'm dressing as a character out of the school play based on an old Saturday cartoon (the one I wanted to play but they gave it to this snob just because she's older) and the girl screamed at us right after the mile run (which she had just finished herself, was going home because of asthma or something. Either that or her teacher, who's the strictest one in that grade actually, believed one of her "I'm so fragile and delicate" act.), "DID YOU GET A GOOD TIME?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?" and I came home yelling "I swear I'm going to be Interplanet Janet for Halloween!" and my mom figured it out pretty quick. At the time it was just so that if she ran into me I could make her mad (thank goodness she's outta there now), but then I thought about it and it seemed like a good idea. Still, that doesn't happen every year. And really? Christmas in July? Last year, this countdown was started on here in October and that got me into it. The mall and everyplace was fully into the swing by November 11th (when I went. One week everything was normal, then it was Christmas,Christmas,Christmas, all over the place. At least I got a good book on how to stay good, write your Christmas list, and not end up in catfights with your sibling(s) over lists without going greedy.). I was reading my old posts on day, and stumbled on a post that said something about declaring war on Christmas now. (No offense to the person that wrote that comment, just saying.) So, have you declared a war against the most wonderful time of the year already, or are you standing on the sidelines shaking your head? And if you are, how long will you stay there?