September 19, 2012

Fall With Some Christmas Creep

The weather becomes cooler, the sun setting a little earlier each day, children settled into their school routines, mum plants dotting front porches along with pumpkins I welcome the fall season with open arms.

I started thinking about decorating for Halloween, making plans to take the grandchildren for a visit to the pumpkin farm, and putting up my decorations.

Here are a few of my Halloween decoration, you can view more from a blog I wrote last year:

My grandson, granddaughter, nephew and myself all celebrate birthdays in October, fall is a festive time for my family.

My sister-in-law and nephew left yesterday after a short visit, but while they were here we had breakfast at Cracker Barrel and browsed the store. Halloween displays from glowing pumpkins, enchanted brooms that light up and talk, to a Dachshund dressed up as a hot dog cause both old and young to smile as they press the buttons and flip the switches to see the lights flash and often times send out spooky sounds.

As we perused the rest of the store, I stopped dead in my tracks as my eyes fell upon a turn style filled with Christmas ornaments along with shelves displaying tee shirts decorated with bejeweled Christmas trees.

The date was September 17th I was just starting to think about fall decorations, and Halloween. 

Later that evening while checking out my Facebook page I ran across a post talking about Christmas Creep.  I have to admit that I have never heard that term before, so I Googled it. For detailed explanations from Wikipedia click here.

Have you ever heard the term Christmas Creep? 

Thank you for all of the emails and comments I received during my short blogging break. I look forward to getting back to my favorite blogs and perhaps finding some new ones to read.



  1. I think you and my daughter like to decorate Halloween alike. I've never heard of Christmas Creep but it reminds me of that movie "The Grinch Stole Christmas of something like that.

  2. I'm excited too but realised we may be away on holiday so I may have to make some portable decorations!Rx

  3. haven't heard of it before BUT I have now! ew!

  4. Welcome back, Paulette!

    It's too bad that we consumers fall for the Christmas Creep and its cousins. We could have Halloween candy that's fresh and not months old by Halloween. We could still find a bathing suit in July if we wanted to go swimming. And the Easter Bunny could take a longer break to paint some beautiful eggs if he didn't have to have them ready right after Valentine's Day.

    Love your Halloween decorations!

  5. I'd never heard of Christmas Creep before. :-) It's nice to have you back. I've been absent myself from time to time, and definitely so busy in August and early Sept. that I'm still not caught up!

  6. hahahaha i love ur title paulette! first time i have heard of Christmas Creep :D cant wait for cooler climes :D

  7. I should have heard the term, my husband was in retail for forty years before he retired last year, but I had not until today. I have, as everyone else, noticed our fall has been infringed upon with dancing santas, fake snow, Christmas carols. But saying that, I have seen less of Christmas this early than we used to these past few years while Halloween has boomed. It won't be long before the candy treats become gifts and the retailers can pounce on that!

  8. Welcome back, Paulette. Your Halloween decorations are adorable. Can't wait to see them all settled in. Christmas creep--creepy.