I'm not sure why, but it disquiets me to see people already decorating their Christmas trees. It seems like such a big rush, you know? Can't the Thanksgiving carcass be cold for a few days, at least until it's actually December? I know it's the Holiday Season, and I'm as excited as anyone (especially if that anyone is planning to spend Christmas elsewhere with his family, so there really isn't a point to having a tree at all in his own house, when you think about it). But can't we have some kind of Festivus Interrregnum when it's sort of nothing for a few days?
These are the sorts of things that lodge in my craw when it's 11:45pm, my sons have celebrated their reunion after hanging out separately all day by wrestling constantly, and I need to get a blog post up before midnight. And while we're at it, why do all Mumford & Sons songs sound so much like so many other Mumford & Sons songs do? I bet those guys wait a week or so after Thanksgiving to put up their Christmas trees. They could probably use the time to write another very similar-sounding song.