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Top 10 Signs You Are NOT Ready For Christmas

Is there a gnawing sense of dread springing up from deep within you? Do you have a feeling you might not be ready for Christmas? Did you try lying down to see if the feeling would pass? Are you wondering if it’s time for you to panic? Here’s how to know for sure:

Top 10 Signs You Are NOT Ready For Christmas

#10 – Your dog is still wearing his Captain America Halloween costume.Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Parenting Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Parenting Gina Valley Top 10 Signs You Are NOT Ready For Christmas

#9 – There aren’t any trees, even in your yard, much less in your living room.

#8 – You hyperventilate when you see the “Only __ more shopping days until Christmas!!!” display at Target.

#7- You’re halls are decked with pumpkins.

#6 – Every time one of those Salvation Army folks outside the grocery store rings their bell you have a seizure.

#5 – The only wrapping paper in your house is the roll your husband bought for your last birthday with pictures of tombstones and “Over the hill!!!” printed on it.

#4 – You sent your kid to school wearing a Saint Louis cap on Santa Hat Day

#3 – The closest thing you have to Christmas candy in your house is a couple of empty Cadbury Egg wrappers in the canister marked “Flour” on your kitchen counter.

#2 – You wore your old, ratty bathrobe to the office Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, which was neither a sweater nor Christmas-y. But, was ugly.

#1 – Every time someone says “figgy pudding” you stab them with a fork.

Don’t worry.

There’s still plenty of time to get ready.

Or, to dim the lights and hide under your bed until the whole thing blows over.

Totally your call.

Laugh out loud!


What should I add to my list? Are you ready? Shoot me a comment. I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

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6 Responses
  • Harriet Cooper
    December 16, 2017

    I vote for dimming the lights or possibly running away from home.

    • gina valley
      December 17, 2017

      That is a great idea, Harriet! Everything looks better in dim light, including my messy house and my wrinkles! Maybe we should just use candle light this year.

  • Jolyn
    December 17, 2017

    #11: Thinking “Oh, shit!” when you saw this blog post. Have you been spying on me? LOL a fun read!

    • gina valley
      December 17, 2017

      Lol, Jolyn!!! I’m glad it isn’t just me! I’m so far behind this year that I’m considering just pretending I’m prepping for next year a bit early.

  • Molly Stevens
    December 17, 2017

    I definitely hyperventilate when I realize how many days there are until Christmas, so I qualify as officially not ready! Funny list, Gina. Merry Christmas!

    • gina valley
      December 17, 2017

      Thank you, Molly! I think Christmas snuck up quietly this years. Seems like we jumped from September to December in a day or two. Merry Christmas to you and yours!