Halloween is Over, Thanksgiving Is Coming, and Christmas Will Soon Be Here!

Friday, November 4, 2022

Halloween 2022 has come and gone.  

In some ways, it seemed like we blinked, and the season was quickly over.  In other ways, I felt most of America had turned to Christmas by the 15th.  Here at the homestead, we enjoyed our first time trick-or-treating in our new home.  We even participated in the town's "trunk-or-treat," and it was a lot more fun than we expected!  

Halloween items appear in stores in early August while we're all still in summer mode, and the television networks begin airing Halloween specials in September when we're just settling into Fall.  Even Home Depot had tossed the Halloween decorations into the "Clearance" section by early October and replaced them with Christmas trees.  

Now that The Hallmark Channel and Great American Family have begun airing their Christmas Movie Marathons (all before Halloween, by the way), it'll be a struggle to not watch our Christmas favorites until after Thanksgiving.  We purposely do that in my household, so it doesn't feel like we rush through the next season and burn out before Christmas arrives.

Honestly, it's why I spend so much time concentrating on Halloween on this site.  To me, October is for Halloween.  November is for Thanksgiving.  December is for Christmas. 

While I know some of us nostalgia nerds may be sad that Halloween is over, I think we can say 2022 was a pretty darn good one.  We had some great new stuff, ranging from a vast array of limited edition cereals and candies to the return of the Mcdonald's Halloween pails!  We enjoyed searching the stores for those special items, and while it may seem that we have to wait a whole year for that sort of fun again, in actuality, we're just kicking off the 2022 holiday season! 

I know that I'll be on the lookout for the special turkey plates, napkins, and other special Thanksgiving items I like to hunt for.  I eagerly await Thanksgiving night when my wife and I will pop in the DVD for our first of many viewings of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation!

I also wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you.  I attribute an influx of new readers, comments, and emails to the Halloween season content.  For the new readers, I hope you like what you read and stick around.  For the long-time readers, I appreciate and thank you for continuing to return to see what's next.  

I genuinely enjoy the research I do for my articles, and I most definitely enjoy reflecting on the past while writing.  I hope you get as much enjoyment as I do from everything here at YesterYear and hopefully learn something new or remember something you once knew but long forgot! 

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So, what's coming up at YesterYear now that Halloween is over?  

We're taking a little trip down to see Uncle Mickey and Aunt Minnie in Orlando, so I'll be away from the site for a while, taking a much-needed break.  

I'll have a batch of Retro RePosts to fill any downtime you might have and help build the Thanksgiving mood during November, so please stick around for those.  Other things are also on the schedule, like a Month in History and Thanksgiving on Frasier!  

Stay tuned because here comes the Holiday Season for 2022!  

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