We've got a couple of radio stations in our area that drag out the "holiday music" on the first of November. *shudder*
Mind you, I do like Christmas carols and various other non-secular-type December music. Hit me with Grandma getting run over by a reindeer on November first? I'll yank the radio out of the dash and hurl it into traffic.
Now that we're well and truly into December, I'm ready to embrace the festivities. Especially my Aunt Trudy's rum balls. Note to self: do NOT attempt to light a menorah whilst under the influence of rum balls.
Heck, I didn't need that eyebrow anyway...
Speaking of things that burn, here's a fun way to decorate your walkway this year. Get some tin cans, preferably the big ones. You know, like the family-sized green beans or something. Wash the cans and file down any sharp edges, then fill them with wet sand and stick 'em in the freezer.
That's not the fun part. Bear with me.
Once the sand is frozen, draw a simple design on the side of the can. Now comes the fun part. Using a hammer and a nail, pound little holes along the lines of your drawing. This is why we're using frozen sand, to keep the can in good shape. Clever, eh?
Dump out the sand, drop in a votive candle (soy, if you're being all environmental and stuff), and wow your neighbors. You probably don't want to use these indoors, being metal. And leaky. And on fire.
But they look nice lining your sidewalk!