Monday, October 26, 2009
It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like the Holidays
Get ready to freak out: The holidays are hurtling right toward us, and there's nothing we can do about it.
Halloween? THIS WEEK. Thanksgiving? ONE MONTH FROM NOW. Christmas? LESS THAN TWO MONTHS AWAY.
You may now hyperventilate.
The realization smacked us on Saturday, as we drove from the Los Angeles Zoo (where we had a nice afternoon, watching the animals and taking in the Halloween-themed displays) back to Los Feliz Blvd. As we drove down the road past the golf course, we noticed that displays for the Department of Water and Power's Holiday Light Festival were already going up in Griffith Park.
That's right -- Halloween isn't until Friday, but the DWP and Griffith Park are already prepping for Christmas.
Even earlier than that, the coffee chains began rolling out their annual Pumpkin flavors; I also picked up my first holiday-themed CoffeeMate flavor (Gingerbread, for the record) this weekend.