We went to a mall in Jersey last night, for no special reason other than to start soaking up some holiday vibes. It’s weird for someone like me to say, but I really do enjoy the proverbial “hustle bustle” of the season — though much more so when I have no particular mission and can bow out the second it gets annoying.
Given the crowds and the decor, it might as well have been December 22nd in there. Trees and wreaths and lights everywhere, plus Santa Claus, who got a hero’s welcome from the ground floor once everyone spotted him walking around upstairs. We kinda just strolled around aimlessly with our Starbucks cups for a while. Total cliche, but it was great.
I’m glad we did it now, too. I love this season, but it goes way too fast. “November 9th” doesn’t sound late, but the end of December’s gonna be here in what’ll feel like two weeks. You never know how busy you’re gonna be once you’re really in the thick of it, so it was nice to grab hold of one of my favorite traditions — the dumb mall walk — when I knew we could.
Tonight’s video features 30 minutes’ worth of 1980s commercials, bumpers and promos all having something to do with Thanksgiving. Looks pretty fab. Enjoy!