Christmas in July

With July almost here, the thoughts of retailers turn to Christmas. This, of course, bugs me to no end. When I was younger you wouldn’t even get Christmas stuff out until Thanksgiving. Then it was pushed back to Halloween. Now, there’s no need for a Christmas in July type sale because some stores have Christmas stuff out in July! We’ve turned a feast day and holy day of obligation (Christmas) into a giant sale that starts in July. I guess it gives the Church a few more months to start explaining the tenuous Santa Jesus connection.