In fact, each year we would get pretty excited because we knew that the day after Thanksgiving Christmas lights were going to be turned on “downtown” and we could drive down to see them. That and the talking Christmas tree. I think the talking Christmas tree in front of ZCMI was a bigger deal than Santa Clause arriving.
I miss the anticipation. By the time Christmas arrives it’s not as special. Instead of just a month full of Christmas, it’s 4, and it takes away the fun. Plus, I am just not ready to see snowmen when it’s still 98 degrees outside!