For years I have been griping about the mad rush to get to Christmas as soon as Halloween is over.
Actually, there’s another word besides “griping” that probably describes it better, but I’m feeling polite today so I won’t use it, out of respect for female canines.
Anyway, we’re at it again. In fact, it’s even worse these days. Christmas and Halloween merchandise are side-by-side in some stores, and it just strikes me as wrong, because it just feeds the tendency to steamroll past Thanksgiving — the best holiday of them all in my book — turning a wonderful day of family and gratitude into nothing more than a yuletide warmup.