It’s The Most…

Perhaps the packaging on this tissue (notice I didn’t say the brand name) box is meant to be humorous.

I picture a corporate board room full of people discussing the best way to encourage customers to buy their brand.

“Well,” one of them says with enthusiasm, “I just bet that kooky woman who starts listening to Christmas music on November 1 will buy our brand if it includes a line song from a Christmas song.”

I understand that packaging and marketing are crucial elements in the retail world. We are inundated with companies telling us the things we “need” to make this the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year”.

You KNOW I love Christmas music but somehow seeing the title to this song on a tissue box seems a little weird.

When do I use tissues?

Two things in particular popped into my brain.

The first thing that came to mind was when I have a cold. I am not a fan of being sick so if I’m using a tissue then it isn’t the MOST wonderful time of the year.

I use tissues when I cry. Usually when I cry it is because I am sad. If I am sad then perhaps better days are coming but this definitely isn’t the most wonderful time.

The brilliant idea to use Christmas songs to appeal to the sniveling crying masses may need to be rethought.

My wish for you, this month, is that it is the most wonderful time of the year for you and your loved ones.

What exciting and fun things do you have planned for December?


  1. Pat says:

    If they want to sell tissues with a Christmas theme, β€œGrandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer β€œ would seem more appropriate.

    • Cindi says:

      I love this! A friend replied that Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer would be another option. I think we’re on to something!

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