22 August 2009 Sep 2, 2009 | Festivals & Holidays | 7 comments Seen in Pricesmart… Since there are no major holidays (besides, hello, Costa Rica's Independence Day) between now and Christmas, LET'S GET STARTED! Previous Post Next Post 7 Comments Erin on September 2, 2009 at 7:52 am Nooooooooooooooooooooooo! This is why I won’t turn the radio on between now and December 15, more or less. By the time Christmas actually rolls around in CR, you want to murder or destroy anything even peripherally related to the holiday. Reply Roblynn on September 2, 2009 at 1:41 pm Dang it you missed Dia de Negra on the 31st!!! Reply Saratica on September 2, 2009 at 8:36 pm Yeah, that one slipped my mind…. I need those pictures!!! Reply jenfos on September 3, 2009 at 1:15 am Let’s hear those sleigh bells jingling….. Reply Scott Oliver on September 3, 2009 at 9:29 am The products are easy to ignore, it’s that bloody awful, corny Christmas music – which we cannot ignore – that drives me nuts… By the time Christmas Day comes along I am sick to death of the Christmas songs performed by all the “hot” young and talentless celebrity stars who can’t actually sing… Reply Bill Marshall on September 3, 2009 at 10:33 am Yes, but don’t you just love all the snow? Reply Paul M. on September 3, 2009 at 9:52 pm I agree with the above sentiments pooh-poohing the early Xmas commercialization. I remember as far back as ’91 seeing Xmas displays in Universal in Downtown SJ as early as this so, alas, it’s nothing that recent for CR. OTOH, I remember when you used to see the wonderful traditional portales in privte homes and in some of the hotels, pensions, and public places before the Xmas commercialism set in in earnest here. Now there are even folks who complain about them, like the one in front of the National Theater. Sounds more and more like stuff that goes on in Gringolandia these days. And I remember some really ‘inventive’ portales in peoples’ homes with all sorts of extraneous items in them. I recall seeing one (in a tiny village in Guatemala) with the three wise men and a toy plastic jet on a landing strip next to them. Too strange! == Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.