Every couple has those issues that you just don’t see eye to eye on. Most are relatively minor, those times when you’re happy to let the differences lie. Others, though, are too important. You can’t just agree to disagree. Too much is at stake.
This is one of those. And it comes up every year. I’ve listened to my wife, and I’ve tried hard to understand where she’s coming from. But I just can’t let go of something that has been one of my guiding principles for my entire adult life. It’s a simple principle, but an important one:
No Christmas decorations or Christmas music before Thanksgiving.
I’m sure we can all agree that this is one of the non-negotiable building block for responsible living in the world today. One of these days, I’ll convince my wife.
In general, I don’t even like talking about Christmas before Thanksgiving. But I’m going to fudge on that just a bit. And that’s because, in the lead up to Christmas, I’d like to start a new series on an “old, old story.” But it’s a very different story than the one we’re used to.