We Need a Little Christmas Now, according to Cotsco

I went to Cotsco yesterday and I haven’t been in awhile but there it was – a few Christmas items. Just a little. Some ribbons and a frosty tree decoration and a Disney village figurine of snow and all. Just a little.  It’s not even Labor day but according to Cotsco, we need a little Christmas.

My mother’s favorite movie was Aunt Mame. I found her a book of it for one Christmas. She didn’t like the movie musical much, I think it flopped, but I love the song “We need a little Christmas”  It works perfectly. They have bad news so Aunt Mame suggests they start decorating early (after Thanksgiving back then whereas now, according to stores, July is fine).

I love that idea. When things are down, we just need a little Christmas. Or Hanukkah. Or Kwanzaa. All of it!  Joy, lights, that’s what we need. And it looks like Cotsco agrees with me.

My Mom’s favorite movie and at her funeral, someone who never met her said she sounded like Aunt Mame. She was!

About CJ

I was a Spanish teacher for 5 years in the Public School system in 3 different states. I homeschooled and taught at a democratic free school. I heard about cohousing in 2010 and wanted to move in right away. I met a group building one in 2018 and got to move in the summer of 2019. It only took a year to want out.
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3 Responses to We Need a Little Christmas Now, according to Cotsco

  1. Flower says:

    Lovely Rosalind Russell was great in the classic screwball comedy His Girl Friday with Cary Grant. Loved the dialogue. I grew up watching really old movies in southern Calif. The tv stations used to run them–I guess they had the rights. I preferred those movies to more contemporary ones. I was fascinated by them, but then I enjoy history too and love seeing the different style of clothes. They had to be more creative then due to the censors and I also appreciate the black and white movies just as an art form. I took a film as literature class in college and was introduced to broader film styles and stories–not just Hollywood mainstream. Some of the Indie theatres around town will run old classic movies and foreign flicks. If I go see movies that tends to be my first choice, although I usually go alone and I’m okay with that as I know I’m a nerd. Last movie I saw was Bell, Book and Candle with Kim Novak and James Stewart and that was prior to the corona virus shut down. One of the old movie theaters also screen Casablanca and that was a fun night and treat to see it on the big screen.

  2. Flower says:

    I also saw fall decorations out a few weeks ago and that seemed premature since it was almost 100 degrees out. I love autumn, but winter not so much, yet I know stores are already pushing Christmas. I wish they wouldn’t rush it as I prefer to enjoy the lingering days of Indian summer as it stretches into fall.

  3. CJ says:

    I do think it works. I’ve bought gifts early in the season, forgot I bought them, and got that person another one. These retailers know what they are doing! Fall is my favorite season too.

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