Perhaps they’ve been seeking an antidote to the harrowing nature of 2020 so far, but an unusual number of my friends have started the Christmas season early this year and have been posting photos of their trees and other decorations on Facebook.
Most years I make a practice of declaring to anyone who cares to listen, “I don’t eventhinkabout Christmas until the day after Thanksgiving. One holiday at a time, folks.”
And I studiously haveNOT shopped on Black Friday for years, both because I hate crowds and because I don’t want to enable department stores that make their employees leave their families in the middle of Thanksgiving dinner so adult customers can get a head start on fighting over the latest must-have toy. (I certainly don’t intend to do so this year either.)
But I must admit I’ve been having more than my usual share of “Bah!…
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