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You Can’t Just Switch Christmas Off

For many, once December 26 hits, it’s lights out for Christmas.

No sooner is the last present opened, the last carol sung and the last Christmas movie is watched and it’s back to the old hum-drum “normalcy” of pre-Christmas days.  As if Christmas never even happened.

Not for me.  I try to make it last as long as I can.  I actually make it last all year long.  Because every single day throughout the year I listen to some Christmas music.  It may not be directly on the radio, but there are several year-long Christmas channels on IHeartRadio that I listen to.  YouTube is also a good place for year-round Christmas.  I also have Spotify, Pandora,, to name a few.  I also try to watch a different Christmas movie once a month, I stay in touch with members of various Christmas groups that I belong to and I shop for Christmas gifts year-round.

For me it’s depressing to just stop celebrating Christmas.  I can’t just switch it off until next year.  I have to gradually withdraw from it, but never fully do.  And that’s how I like it.


I'm a writer. I'm also a wife and a parent who works too much and lives too little. In addition to writing I also love to read, listen to music, travel, cook, I enjoy looking for bargains at flea markets or thrift stores, Christmas, football and of course writing! How did I come up with the title of my blog? Two things: 1. I live in New England (duh) and 2. Canadian singer Alan Frew once arrogantly told me to "get a New England life"--again--DUH! I already HAVE one!