I made a very controversial post on Instagram last week.
You see, it was the night before Halloween, and I was a little excited. Not because I enjoy taking my son trick or treating, but because of what I was planning to do – on the stroke of midnight – when we got home: I was planning to put up my Christmas tree.
Hi, I’m Nama, and I’m a rampant Christmasphile.
I firmly believe as soon as Halloween is over, it’s Christmas. So, I wrote in my post: “30th October, 9pm. Only 27 hours until I can put up the Christmas tree.”
It was met with rapturous applause – by the four people who agreed with me.
“Every time I think I can’t love you any more, you go and post something like this,” wrote one very intelligent woman.
And then my Christmas bestie commented, “I can’t wait to pull out my Xmas jumper!”
What’s a ‘Christmas bestie’, you ask?
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She’s a woman I’ve been friends with for 37 years, but for the last 20 years, we’ve lived in different states. On the rare occasions that we actually get to see each other, it’s like nothing’s changed – but that might be because we share an unbreakable bond… based on our love/undying obsession with all things Christmassy.
It’s one of those relationships where we don’t have to talk… as long as we can just tag each other in Christmas memes and posts about Christmas products, for three months of the year.