Last month, I walked into a local department store and was startled by a display of fake Christmas trees. I took note of the date and did some quick math. It was a week before Halloween, over a month before Thanksgiving, and close to two months before Christmas.
My initial reaction was what you’d expect: “Aw, for cryin’ out loud! It’s not even Halloween, and they already shilling Christmas stuff!” Then I stopped, thought for a minute, realized I’m not a grumpy old man (yet), and decided to hop onto the proverbial Polar Express. Even if it is 10 weeks early. More