Tuesday, November 21, 2023


Christmas decorations seem to go up earlier and earlier. Lots of houses in my neighborhood put them up a week or two ago, well before the American Thanksgiving holiday this Thursday. I understand that it's part of the show for Garden Glow but it's a bit much for us. 

This is not a sentimental household. Some of us are religious, some not, but all of us are appalled by the seasonal materialism and commercialism. We have a family discussion about what good cause to support. We recommend Nicholas Kristof's approach: https://tinyurl.com/tke8kvkc.               


Stefan Jansson said...

I rarely celebrate anything. But as it is very dark here this time of the year, I can appreciate all the lights.

William Kendall said...

I'm already into my depression. Every year, Christmas music triggers it, and every year it fades away by the 27th or 28th.