Christmas come early, I wonder why?

Gordie Jackson
2 min readNov 14, 2020
Christmas is brought forward to lighten our days

Have you noticed Christmas decorations going up early? Maybe they do in your part of the world but here in Hertfordshire, England the earliest may be the last week of November. The decorations on the tree in the photo went up last Sunday.

It is not the only household bringing Christmas forward for as I walk I have noticed a few.

One of our number at the Friday night Meeting for Worship shared how they had lit their Shabbat candle a Jewish tradition which marks the beginning of the sabbath. They continued to speak about the need for light at this time of year and how differing religions celebrate this need for light in the darkness mentioning that Diwali has just occurred as also had the Tazaungdaing Buddist festival.

Another shared a poem by Rumi of which I cannot recall other than it spoke of darkness and then finding the light. A reference was made to Genesis 1 where it states, “ Let there be light” and then separate lights, the sun and moon are created inferring that there is a light beyond all creation.

All this led me to think about the early Christmas decorations that I had seen during the week showing in the face of another Covid lockdown people are needing to lighten up by starting Christmas early.

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Gordie Jackson

Speaks with a Northern Irish accent, lives in Hertfordshire, England.