Went to Cracker Barrel last night w/ the fam, and MERCY! Christmas Town
had thrown up. Lookit, I have a soft, creamy centre where Christmas is
concerned, but REALLY, people....
When I was a kid, there was Hallowe'en, then the Jack-o-lanterns got
healed, and there were whole pumpkin pictures and cornucopias and
turkeys with Pilgrim hats for Thanksgiving, then the day after
Thanksgiving, Wonderland happened! Lights were strung, snowflakes and
angels and fir trees, oh MY adorned the shop windows. Horns and candy
canes went up on the downtown light poles, and late Fifties Christmas
music filled the stores.
Magic happened. In a good way.
Now we have the Holiday-Industrial complex flogging Hallowgivingmas.
Jewish folks should rejoice that Hanukkah has escaped relatively