It's official -- the holiday season has begun. I know this because I heard "Christmas Time is Here" on the radio on my way home from my writer's group meeting last night (actually this morning, the writers got a little out of control and rowdy last night).
Granted, I heard it on 93.3 FM, that Providence radio station that starts playing Christmas music around Labor Day. But I say this counts. It's actually been pretty quiet on the holiday front. I didn't see any holiday commercials until Nov. 3.
I remember when I was a kid, Christmas ads wouldn't start until Thanksgiving morning, and I bet those who have been around longer than me probably would say at some point they didn't start until mid-December. In recent years it seemed Christmas ads would begin by Columbus Day, so maybe this is a step in the right direction.
In any event, kicking off the holidays with the best opening jingle from the best Christmas special of all time. (we'll see how long this link stays up) isn't a bad thing at all. I now feel like it's that time of year.