No, no, no....I love Christmas. I soak it all in, from the glitzy decorations to the solemn carols and from the eggnog to the fudge. The lights, the sounds, the smells... but I don't want to think about it ALL the time. When it's over, it's over. Okay, so I draw it out - I just took down the tree today. I might even listen to Christmas music in the heat of the summer and I often pick up a good deal or two 'way ahead of time for next Christmas.
But do I start planning for next Christmas already? No way. For me, it would be stressful, like a never ending chore. Christmas is over and while I enoy it, I'm glad to move on. We're in recovery now. The sun shines a little longer each day and I'm dreaming over seed catalogs and wondering if it would be smart to plant okra in the new raised bed this year.
For those of you who are thinking farther ahead than I am, there's a thread on the forums called "Christmas 2012." Okay, they're talking about the great after Christmas deals and how you can buy now and forget about it until next year. Not a bad idea, even if the seed catalogs are calling my name.
To each his/her own and I guess if you like good deals...