Without da shopping malls dressed up waaaay before Thanksgiving (WWD!), tv commercials daring you to buy more than you afford, Black Friday/Cyber Monday and da 24/7 holiday music being played, you would almost tink dat it's just anoddah regulah day. Really, hea in Hawai'i we wouldn't know da difference cause we don't have da "seasons" to tell us different.
Besides Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea and Haleakala, we don't get snow or blizzards as da seasonal weather in da islands don't have dramatic changes like da oddah Big Rock (continental US) so basically, we rely on temperature to trigger dat there's change. Once it gets nippy and drops to da mid to low 70's and *gulp* even 60's, we automatically tink (feel), Christmas.
For me, das wat does it. It's not da ad's or decorations (not even Honolulu Hale) but just da fact dat it's cold and it's not just any kine cold either. You know wat I mean, it's different. I love dat kine weather! Das wat triggers "Christmas" for me.
Oh yeah, it's a must dat I gotta watch "A Christmas Story" for da uku-billionth time no mattah how much times it's being played on tv and gotta get whiffs of da Christmas tree smells.
Wat triggers Christmas for you? Do you have any Christmas traditions? How many of you have - actually wear - Christmas clothes? Are you a scrooge cause you shot your eye out?
SHOUT OUT: If you got any holiday pics or seen an interesting display, please email them to me to share with da WWD! Hui. Or if there's anything you wanted to share - doesn't have to be Christmas - no scade and shoot me an email or bettah yet, stop being a Lurkah and just post it.