Well, I’ve finally given in. It’s November 19th and I’ve decided to start listening to Christmas music. While this might not seem radical in a culture that starts decorating stores before Halloween, for me this is a big deal. You see, I’m one of those stubborn holdouts. In the past I have refused to decorate my house, listen to holiday tunes, or do anything Christmas related before Thanksgiving. Why? Because I like having the holidays separated. I want to be able to enjoy Halloween. I want to savor Thanksgiving. And I don’t want to be rushed into Christmas!!!