Last fall someone was commenting to us about hearing Christmas music being played in a public venue.
"It's not even Thanksgiving yet. Can you believe that? Isn't that silly?"
I was quiet. But Abby pitched in and said, "We've been listening to Christmas music."
Yes, that's right, I start listening to Christmas music before Halloween.
I love Thanksgiving as much as the next person. I believe in teaching my children the value of gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifice of the pilgrims and others who have gone before. I think it's sad when Black Friday excitement eclipses Thanksgiving. I believe that Thanksgiving should get full attention.
So I often listen to Christmas music in my car and around our house from October through February. Our family loves sitting in the living room singing Christmas hymns throughout both November and December. I rejoice in the opportunity to teach our children to rejoice in Christ.
May we all give thanks for our Savior, the bountiful earth He made for us and the free country He has given us. Happy Thanksgiving!