Some start earlier.
So I guess those people who leave up their christmas lights all year round aren't in your good graces?
I guess it just seems like every year the push for Christmas starts earlier and earlier. My 90 y/o grandmother always laments that they start Christmas too early, and that we aren't to celebrate BEFORE the feast, but until after, and it should be a 12 day celebration. (She's always said that company's should shut down for the week after Christmas.)
When I was a kid I didn't understand this. As I get older, I now see what she means. This is how it is in the Church, but the outside world goofs it all up. I mean, it's only Nov 18 and some music stations are already playing Christmas music, and stores have had Christmas items out for a month.
It seems we start celebrating Christmas the first week of November, and then December 26 everything comes down. It's rather ridiculous if you ask me.
If this is what we do in November, how are we supposed to celebrate once the feast actually comes?