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Strategies for coping with the too-early holiday season
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 1, 2008 2:48 PM CDT
Shattered giant baubles are seen forming an 'untitled' Christmas art installation by British artist Claire Morgan at Selfridges department store, in London, Monday Oct. 20, 2008.   (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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(Newser) – Halloween is over, and you know what that means: It’s Christmas. The annoyingly early holiday cheer is already descending upon us. Jezebel provides some tips for surviving the X-mas blitzkrieg:

  • Be a Halloween extender: If your neighbors can keep Christmas lights up until February, why can’t you do the same with your rotting Jack-o-Lantern?

  • Organize a “Thanksgiving Awareness” squad: Make handprint turkeys, strap a belt-buckle to your hat, and generally do whatever it takes to “take back November for the holiday that truly deserves it.”
  • Skip the holidays entirely: Start planning your New Years parties as though you’ve already survived December.
  • If you can’t beat them: Become a terrible parody of a Christmas lover and milk it for everything it’s worth.