Well, the Christmas season is at an end. The decorations are slowly being put up or already packed. The leftover food is getting to the point that it really needs to be eaten or thrown out. You’ve made – or think you need to make – your New Year’s resolutions,
For many years I’ve been a firm believer that the sooner the Christmas decorations go up, the less special the Christmas holiday feels and becomes. Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas and all the arbitrary yet “seasonally appropriate” colors, flavors, smells, and traditions. But I prefer to savor each ‘holiday season’ rather than giving in to the hyper-capitalism that encourages us to rush through each one to make it to Christmas.